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Volume XLIII 
Number 1 




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MY FATHER'S WORLD 

This is my Father's world. let 

me ne'er forget, 
That tho' the wrong seems oft so 

strong, 
God is the ruler yet. 

This is my father's world. The 

battle is not done. 
Jesus who died shall be satisfied 
And heaven and earth be one. 

This is my Father's world. Should 
my heart be ever sad? 

The Lord is King, let the heavens 
ring, 
God reigns--let the earth be glad. 

—MALTBIE D, BABCOGK. 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 5, 1921 



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TABLE OF 

Has the Church Neglected her Distinctive Doctrines? — rEditor, 2 

Editorial Review, 3 

Faith and Practice of the Brethren Church — The Late Elder 

J. W. Beer, 4 

Who Was He?— H. C. Marlin, 6 

The Church Meeting the Social Needs of Young People — Iva 

M. Welch, 6 



CONTENTS 

Moving Heaven and Earth — E. E. Eoberts, 7 

The Keeping Power of God's Love — H. M. Oberholtzer, 8 

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus — Mabel M. Maus, 9 

Our Bible School— H. B. Landis, ■ 10 

Christian Endeavor Week — E. A. Eowsey, 10 

Interesting Letter from Africa — Marguerite Gribble, 12 

News from the Field, 13-16 



EDITORIAL 



Has the Church Neglected Her Distinctive Doctrines? 



Every denomination has, or should have, something distinctive 
for which to stand — some doctrine or practice that is neglected or 
differently held by other churches. The church that has no distinctive 
plea, has no excuse for existence and is a cumbrance to the religious 
world. Every member of the Brethren church believes that his ehurSh 
has a veiy definite and distinctive plea — something that has been 
neglected or cast aside by other religious bodies, and yet something 
of sufficient importance in the plan and purposes of God as to give 
excuse for our remaining a separate and distinct body of believers. 
There are rites which no others than members of the Brethren fra- 
ternity practice, but which they have long held essential to Chris- 
tian obedience. Simple obedience to all the commandments of the 
Master and faithful observance of all the means of grace given to 
and practiced by the early church has characterized Brethren from 
the days of Alexander Mack until now.* There are certain principles 
which have distinguished the Brethren families one from the other, 
but these we are not concerned about at present. It is those things 
that are the common heritage of all Brethren folk, and which distin- 
guish members of the Brethren fraternity from all those not Breth- 
ren that our subject has in mind. Has the church neglected these 
things? 

We do not believe any one will accuse us of raising the question 
without warrant. In fact, the question has already been raised by 
men who are standing on the watch-towers of Israel, and we are but 
repeating it that it may be carried the farther. A Brethren preacher 
of long experience recently said, "We have been neglecting to preach 
on baptism, feet washing and the like, and our younger generation is 
growing up with little conviction that holds them to the Brethren 
church. They can change their church membership with little or no 
inconvenience. I have been guilty of this neglect myself; I will take 
the blame with the rest. ' ' Another prominent preacher expressed a 
similar conviction, that our young people have not been indoctrinated 
as they ought. A^d we believe there would be quite general agree- 
ment on the part of all who might make observation along this line. 

Consider as we observe briefly. The sermon subjects 
of our evangelistic meetings will reveal only occasionally a subject 
dealing with Brethren ' doctrine. Many of our evangelists and pastors 
do not deem it wise to preach baptism or feet washing or the other 
distinctive practices of the Brethren church, while men and women 
are laboring undoj' conviction lest division arise and the Spirit's 
working be hindered; We do not presume to question their wisdom, 
but only to suggest that in some way, before the converts are- led 
to the baptismal waters, they ought to be instructed in the things 
for which the church stands. Among the series of sermon subjects 



frequently announced by our pastors, we seldom notice any dealing 
with distinctive Brethren doctrines. We have perused the programs 
of a number of Bible conferences held in Brethren churches, but sel- 
dom have we observed any that could not just as appropriately be 
scheduled for churches of any other evangelical denomination. Our 
state and national conferences are so crowded with a multitude of 
other subjects (all important, no doubt), that there is no room for 
those which give us excuse for existence. And even those series of 
meetings that are often held preceding the communion service are 
frequently* given over to evangelism rather than to instruction con- 
cerning the ordinances that are soon to be observed. And w^ won- 
der if in any graded Sunday school, there are teachers giving their 
pupils systematic instruction in the ordinances of our church, knd if 
they are who has prepared for them the special lessons along this'line. 
What pastor conducts classes in the fundamentals of church member- 
ship, including Brethren ordinances, in which the claims of Christ 
and God's means of grace are brought to the attention and placed 
upon the heart of every youthful, prospective member of the church? 
In how many homes do parents instruct their children concerning the 
sacred meaning of the ordinances of their own church and the duty 
and joy of practicing them? Whether or not the implications of these 
observations are correct in every particular, we do not care to argue, 
yet we dare say if you have considered them carefully that the ques- 
tion with which we began will now seem to you to have still greater 
warrant,^" Has the church neglected her distinctive doctrines?" 

If they have been neglected, why is it? Have we been shamed 
into silence concerning them because they were considered peculiar 
and out of date by all but those of Brethren faith? Have we not been 
able to endure the slight persecution thus made necessary? Nay, 
Brethren people are nobler born than that. Our faith in them will 
not tolerate the thought. Have they laid aside instruction along 
these lines for the sake of interdenominational co-operation? This iS 
far from necessary. We have never heard of a worthy leader in any 
interdenominational movement discount one's loyalty to his own de- 
nominational tenets, nor does such loyalty interfere with successful 
co-operation in any such movements. The church that betrays a lack 
of faith in its own distinctive teachings when in association with 
other churches is itself discounted. Have we grown to the place 
where we do not much appreciate the value of our ordinances and 
scarcely believe in them ourselves? The frequent practice of any 
ordinance is subject to the danger that it shall become so common as 
to be meaningless and all but lose our respect. So may all the great fun- 
damental truths of God's word becomei common and meaningless, if we 
fail to let them grip our hearts. And so we lose faith in them. We never 



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lose faith in. a tMng that is vital and real. And if we have lost 
faith in these church ordinances, it is our own fault. But may it 
not be that we have simply, in plain truth, neglected these things? 
We and our parents were so thoroughly indoctrinated in these things 
that are peculiar to us as a church, that we have taken it for granted 
that every one believed them as strongly as we, and we have failed 
to realize the necessity of instruction. We have taken the evange- 
listic phase of the commission so seriously (though we have perfonned 
no miracles along this line) that we have oveilooked the teaching 
part of it, which really predominates. For one reason or another we 
have neglected this thing which is so essential to the future of our 
church. For that we have neglected it, is perhaps the most char- 
itable interpretation. 

We are beginning to reap the fruits of our neglect. Our people 
move about here and there as other Christians do, and because thfey 
have so little conviction they are lost to the church &s soon as they 
reach a community where we have no congregation. Or our young 
people marry other folks of other denominations and because it is 
easier to go the other, way, we lose them in the majority of cases. Nor 
do worthy young men feel called upon to take up the ministry that 
offers opportunity of championing the most truly Christian view of 
Christ's religion that any organized movement affords. And more 
than all these, our people are beginning to cherish differences on 
other things, when these differences would not exist in anything like 
their present acuteness if our minds were centered on the things that 
are really fundamental to us as a denomination, and which if we fail 
longer to emphasize we shall have little to base our denominational 
eixistence upon. Truly, the emphasizing of many of these other things 
we ought to have done, and not to have left the emphasis of these 
things undone. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



Brother George E. Cone, pastor of Fort Scott, Kansas church, 
calls it "a case of being Jarred Loose." But we are glad he and 
Brother Paul Miller were able by the help of God to jar the situation 
and bring about results. 

Brother George .Jones writes the news from Conemaugh where he 
is now pastor and where he is facing certain problems which are 
steadily yielding to his wise leadership and his people's loyal co-op- 
eration. 

In response to requests from some of our readers we are begin- 
ning with the first issue of the 1921 volume to put the date at the top 
of every page of The -Evangelist. This we trust will prove a con- 
venience to our readers. 

A successful evangelistic meeting and the organization of a new 
church are reported from Mt. Etna, Iowa, over the signature of Broth- 
er Chester M. Fox, secretary of the new organization. Brethren Colp- 
man and A. T. Eonk were the successful evangelists. 

Brother Stuckman writes from the pastor's standpoint concern- 
ing the splendid meeting recently held under the evangelistic leader- 
ship of Brother Ashman. The preparation made for the meeting and 
the high standard held during the progi-ess of the meeting are two 
things that should characterize every such campaign. 

Brother C. A. Stewart reports his work at Corinth and Loree, In- 
diana and warmly commends the loyalty and co-operation of his par- 
ishioners in both churches. At both places, the people evidently ap- 
preciate their pa,stor also. 

One of the most interesting letters our little friend, Marguerite 
Gribble, has written for sometime is to be found in this issue. Both 
the big and little readers of our paper will enjoy it. Especially will 
the women folk be anxious to read how their African si-sters do their 
housework. 

Our good friend and reporter of the Goshen church, Brother M. 
E. Horner, writes concerning the splendid results of the very suc- 
cessful meeting recently conducted there by Dr. Bell. This is the 
climax of victories to which the Goshen people have been led in recent 
months by their energetic pastor, Brother J. A. Mclnturff. 



It is not often that we have the privilege of offering to our 
readers a report from our Women's Missionary Societies, but the 
president of the Calvary, New Jersey, society affords us this privi- 
lege this week. We would not encourage our women to report less 
through the columns of their own splendid magazine, The Woman's 
Outlook, so efficiently edited by Miss Mae Smith and her corps of 
workers, but we do wish to say that any time The Evangelist can be 
of service to the W. M. S., its pages are open for use. 

From Brother H. M. Oberholtzer comes a report of progress in 
the wide-awake church of Roanoke, Virginia. Brother Oberholtzer 
has been pastor there only since Confei-ence time, but these loyal peo- 
ple are responding to his leadership in a splendid manner and much 
good is being accomplished for the Lord. Brother Oberholtzer offers 
to help out elsewhere in evangelistic work if called. 

Our younger preachers cannot estimate aright the greatness of 
the talents of some of the gifted veterans of the Brethren church. 
Appropos to the publishing of the poem of the late Elder Joseph W. 
Beer, it has been reported to us that the late Elder H. R. Holsinger' 
said of Brother Beer, "He is the greatest writer that the Brethren 
people have had and stands along side the great writers of other 
churches. 

All Ohioans will be interested in the report of the late state con- 
ference which appears in this issue. Brother M. L. Sands, who came 
to our state about General Conference time became tUd efficient sec- 
retary, the former secretary. Prof. E. G. Mason, being unable to be ■ 
present, on account of school work. Delegates may refresh their 
memories of the transactions of this conference by reading the min- 
utes. 

It is some time ahead, but not too far to begin to think of our 
obligation to the veteran ministers of our denomination, especially 
those who find themselves nearing the sunset of life with no adequate 
provision of their own for their temporal welfare. The church has 
set aside the second Sunday in February as the time for taking a 
special offering for the comforts of these aged warriors of the church. 

Love not pleasure, love God! This is the everlasting Yea I where 
in all contradiction is solved; wherein whoso walks and works, it is 
well with him. K 

The Industrial Department of the Y. M. C. A. is encouraging an 
annual observance of Thrift Week, during which effort is made to 
influence the young people of our country to cultivate habits of 
thinking straight about their money matters. The date this year is 
January 17-23. Judging from the reckless e.xtravagance tiat so gen- 
erally characterizes the young people of our day, there is surely need 
of some instruction along this line. Nor is this extravagance con- 
fined to young people; men and women of every age have been for 
a number of years spending their money with scarcely a thought of 
its value. Hosts of Christian people have been guilty with the rest 
of the population. This is especially shameful in view of the fact 
that every Christian should consider his material possessions not his 
own, but God's and he only a steward, who, after giving God the 
rightful portion as an acknowledgement of his ownership, uses the 
rest as a good steward should. Why should not the churches take 
occasion at this time to impress upon their membership the teaching 
of the Holy Word, that "it is required of a steward that a man be 
found faithful." If a church found it impossible to observe Stew- 
ai'dship Day at the time suggested by Stewardship Director Snyder, 
it might be that this would prove an opportune time to emphasize 
this important part of the church's function. 

CHINA PACES A FAMINE 

It is said that China during this winter will pass through the 
worst famine in forty years. The famine area covers the provinces 
of Honan, Shantung and Southern Chihli. By the first of September 
the provisions of these areas had already been largely exhausted. 
Whole districts are now living on weeds, leaves or bran. The sale of 
animals for which there is no fodder has been followed by the sale 
of babies for whom there is no food. The Christian Herald of New 
York has launched a campaign for funds for the relief of the famine 
Stricken Chinese. 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



JANUARY 5, 1921 



GENERAL ARTICLES 



The Faith and Practice of the Brethren Church. By the Late Eider j. w. Beer 



r.i.i Brother Editor: 

A bulk of old Evangelists was sent me by a friend lately of 
whieh tlie enclosed is part of one, and I feel that the enclosed sheet 
with article written by that dear old departed brother, Elder J. W. 
Beer, expresses the true principles of the Brethren church so min- 
utely and is yet timely and applicable and should be reprinted. What 
do you say, Brother Editor? Of course, it's all up to you. 

Yours in Christ, 

J. H. SWIHART. 

Dear Brother Swihart: 

We take pleasure in republishing the poem on Brethren ' ' Faith 
and Practice ' ' written by the late Elder J. W. Beer. We greatly 
appreciate the counsel and steadying influence of our veteran minis- 
ters. This comes to us as a voice from the past, warning us lest we 
depart from our ancient moorings. The brotherhood, too, will appre- 
ciate this word of warning, coming as it does from you as well as 
from our departed brother, both of whom have been such noble and 
stalwart champions of the true faith and practice of our beloved 
church as found in the New Testament our only creed. 

Gratefully and fraternally, 
GEO S. BAEE. 

(Explanatory Note: The poem referred to in the above corre- 
spondence and which is published herewith is taken from The Breth- 
ren Evangelist, volume XIII, number 34 and published at Waterloo, 
Iowa, September 2, 1891, under the editorship of Elder H. R. Holsin- 
ger. — Editor). 

The Brethren church doth make it known 
Her creed's the Gospel — this alone. 
Christ 's ordinances she doth keep 
And thus his promises doth reap. 
In ev 'ry church she strives to see 
Thct elders, pastors, deacons be. 
These have their work, but all shoidd preach. 
And sisters have a right to teach. 
—Mark 16:15; Acts 6:1-8; 8:5; Rom. 1:16; 11:2; 16:3; Philip. 4:8. 

To come to Christ we must believe. 
Repent, the wat'ry rite receive; 
And he will all our sins forgive. 
And by the gospel creed we live. 
The Father doth his children own, 
The Son doth save, and he alone; 
The Spirit guides, and comforts too, 
And leads us all our journey through. 
—Mark 16:16; Acts 2:37-47; 8:37-39; John 12:26, 44-50; 14:6-31. Read 
to the end of the 18th chapter. 

If you would know the reason why, 
We ia a wat'ry grave must lie, 
We hold it forth as Christ's command, 
To be observed with him to stand. 
We must be dipped iu Father 's name ; 
And in the Son's be dipped the same; 
And in the Holy Spirit's too: 
Thrice dipped, with faith in all we do. 
—Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Tit. 3:5; Matt. 28:19, 20; Eph. 5:26. 

But there's another washing shown. 
That by the child of God is known, 
His sins through Christ are washed away, 
And guUty darkness turned to day, 
The Holy Spirit, by God's word, 
Shows what is true and what absurd; 
And thus we're washed from error's stain, 
And Satan's efforts prove in vain. 

—Acts 2:37, 38; 22:16; 1 Cor. 6:11; Tit. 3:5; 1 Jolm 1:7, 9. 



When we with washing have begun, 
We do not feel that all is done ; 
The minister, as Christ commands, 
Doth lay on us confirming hands. 
And with this rite doth humbly pray 
That we may share Christ's love alway — 
That we may ever faithful prove, 
And reach the home of bliss above. 
—Acts 8:18; 19:6; 1 Tim. 4:14; Heb. 6:2. 

We now are cleansed from all past sin, 
A new and upright life begin; 
As members of Christ's body stand, 
Prepared to follow each command. 
We take the gospel as we read, 
The Spirit's meaning don't exceed; 
And yet we give it all it claims. 
And take the word just as it aims. 
—John 12:47-50; Acts 2:37-47; Eph. 5:26, 27; 1 John 1:7, 9; Rev. 22: 
18, 19. 

Before the supper they did eat, 

Christ washed and wiped his servant's feet ; 

And then, as Lord and Master, came. 

And said that they should do the same. 

We hold it right, as this we know, 

To do this act our love to show; 

And we can only happy be 

By yielding when his will we see. 

—John 13:2-17; 1 Tim. 5:10. 

Then, after he had washed their feet, 
'Tis said a supper they did eat: 
And, at its close, he took of bread, 
And, blessing it, he brake and said, 
"This is my body, take and eat;" 
And, as they took, he did repeat, 
"For you 'tis given, see that ye 
Do this in memory of me." 
—Matt. 26:26; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19. 

The cup he took Avith thanks and gave, 
And as his blood is shed to save. 
He said to them, ' ' Drink ye of it ; 
My blood is shed sins to remit ; 
This do in memory of me, 
And do it till your Lord you see." 
The supper, and the bread and cup, 
With thanks we eat, with thanks we sup. 
—Matt. 26:27-29; Mark 14:23-55; Luke 22:17, 18-20. 

We wash and wipe each other 's feet , 
The sacred supper next we eat; 
And then the bread and cup we take, 
And thus our full submission make. 
Then, ere we part, at close of this. 
We greet each other with a kiss; 
The brother doth the brother meet 
And sister doth her sister greet. 
—Rom. 16:16; 1 Cor. 16:20; 2 Cor. 13:12; 1 Thess. 5:26; 1 Pet. «: 
14. 

We sometimes fast, we watch and pray 
And strive for right and health alway; 
But sometimes into sickness fall, 
When for church elders Ave do call ; 
They come and over us they pray ; 
Anoint with oil, and meekly say, 
"In Jesus' name Ave do anoiut," 
As he, through James, doth us appoint. 
—James 5:13-20. 



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Our Savior in these words doth teach, 
' ' Swear not at all, ' ' and so we preach : 
"Not by the heaven, it is God's throne; 
Not by the earth, — his footstool own; 
Not by Jerusalem, this thing, 
The city is of the great king ; 
Not by thy head ; one hair to take, 
Not black nor white your oath could make." 
-Matt. 5:33-36; 23:16-22; James 5:12. 

This great mistake we would not make. 
The legal oath we do not take ; 
But as our blessed Lord doth say, 
Our yea is yea, our nay is nay. 
Aught more than this Avould evil be. 
As in our Savior 's words we see ; 
And as we would the Master oAvn, 
We do affirm, and this alone. 
-Matt. 5:34; James 5:12. 
« 

The carnal sword, with one accord, 
We do reject, as did our Lord; 
We feel that we can not afford 
To perish by the bloody SAVord. 
We hear the peaceful Master say, 
"All they who take the sword," today, 
"Shall perish — perish by the sword." 
This, I repeat, we can't aiford. 
-Isa. 2:4; 2 Cor. 10:4; James 4:1. 

When any man is joined for life 
By marriage to a lawful wife, 
One cause alone can give divorce ; 
This breaks the sacred bond by force. 
The laws may other causes give. 
But we by Christ's command must live; 
And while we live we must be true ; 
These wicked things we may not do. 

-Matt. 5:31, 32; 19:3-12; Mark 10:2-12. 

The world is lost in flashy show, 
Immodest dress, as all should know; 
The fashions folloAV, day by day. 
Although they lead from Christ aw'ay. 
These things the faithful do not do ; 
A modest dress they have in view ; 
And then our conduct must agree, 
, And show sincere humility. 
-1 Tim. 2:9; 1 Pet. 3:3, 4; Col. 3:12-14. 

With us, the brother doth not go 
To law with brother, for we know 
That there is wisdom with us found, 
In heads and hearts both good and sound, 
That all our troubles can remove. 
And our fraternal union prove. 
'Tis better we should bear the cross. 
And suffer wrong than suffer loss. 
-Matt. 5:40; 1 Cor. 6:1-8. 

Secret cliques fill all the world. 
With sho-wy banners wide unfurled ; 
With oaths and pledges they are bound, 
And friends and neighbors in them found. 
With these the faithful do not go 
For carnal ends and worldly show : 
To Christ's own body we belong. 
And this is lovely, pure, and strong. 
-Matt. 5:33-37; 23:16, 18, 20, 22; Col. 4:5, 6; James 5:12; Eph. 5.1- 
12; Eom. 6:13; 1 Cor. 6:15. 

Our doctrine is that we must grow, 
As new born babes, while here below; 
That we must ever watch and pray, 
And grow in grace from day to day. 



"One body" we are said to be; 
"One Spirit," which doth set us free; 
' * One hope " we in our calling claim, 
And with each one it is the same. 
-1 Pet. 2:2; Matt. 18:3-6; Mark 10:15; 2 Pet. 3:18; 
26:41; Eom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:12, 13; Eph. 4:1-4. 



Matt. 6:5-15; 



' ' One Lord, one faith, ' ' we need no more ; ''^s*^- 

' ' One baptism, ' ' as described before ; 
' ' One God and Father of us all. 
Above, and through, and in you all." 
How grand the thought that Ave are one. 
That all our works in love are done. 
That prayers and doings here below. 
Are such as do this oneness show. 
-Epk. 4:3, 5, 6, 13; 5:2; Col. 3:14; John 13:34; Eom. 13:8; 1 Cor. 
13; 1 Thess. 4:9; 1 Tim. 1:5; 1 John 3:23; 4:1-21; 5:1-3. 

When our dear Lord was here below. 

It Avas his Father's Avill to show; 

And not alone to show his will. 

But that the same he might fulfil. 

To save from sin his life he gave ; . ^ 

And though they laid him in the grave. 

On the third day from death he rose, 

And triumphed over all his foes. 
-Eph. 1:3-14; John 1:13; 5:30; 4:34; 6:38; 17:4; 19:30; Matt. 26: 
39; John 11: 25; 14:6; Eom. 3:25; 1 Cor. 5:17-19; 1 Cor. 15:3, 4; 
Luke 24:26, 46; Col. 2:14, 15. 

The Sabbath day, his day of rest. 
Was thus fulfilled and fully blest; 
But from that time, the Lord's OAvn day 
Has been observed, and Avill alway: 
On this, the first day of the Aveek, 
We rest, and striA'e his Avill to seek — 
His will to do, to pray and preach. 
And labor till our rest we reach. 
-]i£att. 28:1; Mark 15:42; 16:1, 2; Luke 23:54-56; 24:1-8; John 19: 
31; 20:1, 11-31; Heb. 3 and 4. 

But, doing all that can be done. 
Our race on earth Avill soon be run, 
The hour Avill meet us, by and by, 
When AA'e in death's embrace shall lie. 
There AA^e shall sleep till Christ shall come, 
To take us to our heavenly home; 
But Avhen he calls, Ave shall arise 
To meet the Master in the skies. 
-Gen. 3:19; Eccl. 3:20; 1 Cor. 15:22-26; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 5:1-11; 
Heb. 9:27, 28; Eev. 11:12. 

Thus Avith the Savior Ave shall be. 
And then our Father's face shall see; 
With all the sauits, at his right hand. 
In robes of glory Ave shall stand. 
Then Avith the Lord the saints shall reign. 
And highest honors shall attain ; 
And as in heaven God's Avill is dotae, 
So in the earth by ev'ry one. 
-Job 19:25, 26; Ps. 16:11; Matt. 5:8; 1 Cor. 13:12; 2 Cor. 5:1-10. 

From what is said you plainly see. 
That congregational Ave be ; 
And yet, that Ave may work as one. 
In conference our Avork is done. 
In local work Ave often meet; 
Our district work each year repeat; 
But in the Gen'ral church, you see, 
Each five years once assemblies be. 

Dear friend; These lines you're called to read, 
In earnest hope that you may heed ; 
That one of us you soon may be — 
In faith and practice may agtee. 
We offei" you our hearts and hands. 
That Ave may honor Christ's commands; 
That when from earth we shall be free, 
We all at God's right hand may be. 



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Who Was He? By H. C. Marlin 



(An editorial published in The Pleasant Hill (Ohio) 
News of which Brother Marlin is editor and publisher. It 
is unusual to find in our small town papers editorials of 
such quality and religious significance and we are glad to 
give it this wider circulation which it deserves. — Editor). 

The year draws to a close, and once again we lay aside 
the worry and toil of life to gather the children about us 
and tell them the old, old story of the Babe of Bethlehem. 
Once again we seek, by the presentation of gifts to one an- 
other the commemoration of the greatest event in the his- 
tory af all mankind — the birth of the Babe Avhose cradle 
was a manger. 

And for a moment we pause in the midst of this hilar- 
ious season to gaze upon that child in the manger. We won- 
der Avhat thoughts that mother had as she Avrapped her child 
in swaddling clothes and laid her first-born son on the hay 
— there among the sheep and cattle ! What visions she had ! 
What dreams were hers! 

Think you, that as she looked upon that wee bit of 
humanity, so marvelously conceived, that she did not see 
great things for his future? What mother fails to plan 
those things for her son? 

What more glorious moment for that mother than the 
adoration of the shepherds and the worship of the Magi? 
Is it any wonder that she pondered them in her heart ? 

But there is little we learn from this Babe of Bethlehem 
from the sacred writings, and history itself is strangely si- 
lent concerning his early life. Save for a tradition here and 
there— telling of a simple, humble life among the poor of 
the village of Nazareth; a life of toil, hardship and priva- 
tion. 

The manner of life that he led was as inconspicuous as 
his humble birth and it is only after he has reached the 
years of maturity that he lays aside his axe and adze and 
again comes into the vision of the sacred writer and histor- 
ian. It is then tnat he begins the fulfillment of his mission 
to mankind. 

His hearers are dazed at the manner of his teaching, and 
the words of his mouth have a convincing ring for "he 
spoke as one having authority." And as we follow the 
story of that life through the years of obscurity, popularity 
and opposition we are convinced of the truth of the claims 
which he made. 

We can see him as he appeared before John the baptist 
and hear again his words "suffer it to be so now;" we can 
see him as he was sorely tempted we follow him as he gath- 
ered his disciples about him; we marvel at his wonderful 
works of healing ; we wonder at his compassion on the mul- 
titudes that thronged him ; we are amazed at his answers to 



those who sought his life; and we are filled with contempt 
at the hatred of his enemies. 

But of all his humility; all of his humanity, his king- 
liness and his compassion; in the suffering in the garden, 
and the awfulness of the cross — the greatest of all, if indeed 
one be greater than another, the most outstanding feature 
of his life was his own estimate of himself. 

Hidden by many creeds and theories, and overshadowed 
by the various conceptions of men regarding him, there 
stands today the greatest fundamental of all Christianity — 
his own estimate of himself. And it is upon that platform 
that Christianity will rise or fall. 

Who was he? This is the question that has puzzled 
men for hundreds of years. It was the question that puz- 
zled Herod; it was the one that the Pharisee brought; it 
was the one that confused Pilate. 

HE CLAIMED. THAT HE WAS GOD. . 

Whatever your conception of him may be; no matter 
Avhat mine may be ; in either case they are insignificant com- 
j,/ared to the claim which he made. 

As he withstood his accusers he cried out, "unless ye 
believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins," and with his 
most solemn of affirmations, "Verily, verily I say unto you 
that before Abraham was, I AM," he maddened! them to 
murder, and their cries of blasphemy rent the air as they 
sought stones to stone Mm. 

Examine the narrative for yourself and you will find 
that they sought his life because that he claimed that "I 
and the Father are one" — He claimed to be God and to sub- 
stantiate that claim he suffered the cross. 

There are those who would take away from him his 
claim of deity, there are those who would scoff at the idea 
of God incarnate in the human body, yet this was the claim 
he made. 

Was he deluded? This is the question that the Jews 
thought was answered forever when the Roman soldiers 
nailed him to the cross. Yet, on Easter morn he came forth 
from the tomb conqueror. His miracles; his words and his 
resurrection attest to the truthfulness of his claim. 

Therefore, dear reader, at this most beautiful season of 
the year with the laughter of the little children about you, 
the candles burning on the tree, and the smiling happy 
faces about you — you are celebrating the greatest event in 
human history, the bix'thday of God on earth, in humble 
form which lead through a humble life of joy and sorrow ; 
through the Garden to the cross that you and yours might 
live, or you are a party to the greatest delusion ever perpet- 
rated on the human race. 



The Church Meeting the Social Needs of the Young People. Miss iva m weich 



The so cial work is second in imnortance to the s^iiritnal 
.work as it is the nl edium-£o.C-mJielr-Xtf— th e spiritu aL^iy-auk. 
Play IS the one tiiingfor which children find a continuous 
appetite. They had rather play than eat, and any activity 
which interferes with their play is absolutely uniDOiDular. It 
is an unfortunate child indeed who does not have oppor- 
tunity to express himself through play. People should play 
for the love they have for play and not for any remunera- 
tion. Play develops sportsmanship, courage, self-control and 
uiany other qualities that stamp a trained, well-organized 
individual. A boy M'ho can play the game fairly, keep his 
temper, and use his judgment is developing qualities funda- 
mental to his life. He wins self-confidence, and fairness 
A\-hich A\'ill find a place for him in the Avorld of affairs. Win- 
ning is incidental — character building is a supreme import- 
ance. 

People are going to have good times and if the church 
doesn't provide social and recreational life, when some other 
agency does, people will break away from sameness and 
mojiotonjf and enjoy themselY^g, 



Julia Schoenfeld says: "Young girls do not willingly 
walk into danger. Girls are everywhere and danger lurks 
everywhere. Girls from good homes, girls from tenements, 
girls of all ages, all in a mad pursuit of pleasure — run head- 
long into danger — all because the people are willing to sit 
Ijy and let any kind of amusements exist under any condi- 
tions." 

All legitimate amusements increase our efficiency, our 
power to serve, to do life's work. The development of the 
full life means that there shall be a body that it healthier, a 
mind that is cleaner and a soul that is sweeter than it was 
before. 

Boys and girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen, 
if left to themselves, will segregate. If the church gives 
them something to do, plenty of fun among other things, 
they will not look elsewhere for amusements. 

I know a young man who Avent into a community where 
practically all of the young people danced and played cards. 
He organized a "sing." The young folks went from home to 
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two quartets were formed. Nothing appeals to young peo- 
ple more than to be of service to those who need them. 

People must be harnessed up to some specific sort of 
church work if they count as members. In this busy day 
that is no easy task. Youth's enthusiasm must not be fi'itted 
away in froth. Young people hunger for happy fellowship. 
Happiness is as vital in religion as laughter is in the healthy 
child. 

The soul-saving church will reach after the young peo- 
ple with devices that draw. Every plan must fit local con- 
ditions and feelings. Why not organize boys and girls clubs? 
Have them meet weekly, and plan to spend the first half 
hour in Bible study Avith a good teacher. Then spend the 
rest of the evening playing games. The culti-^^ation of so- 
cial parties properly conducted should indeed be recognized 
at its full value. A social must have a definite plan and a 
carefully prepared program that shall fill every moment. 
This may consist entirely of games or a short literary and 
musical program and followed by games. 

Boys and girls will not be satisfied long with enter- 
tainment alone, and their enthusiasm may then be enlisted 
in many helpful ways. Agricultural clubs including corn- 
growing contests will help to keep the boys on the farm. Can- 
ning clubs give interest and occupation to the girls. A lec- 
ture course ending by giving a home talent pla}' arouses 
interest. A nature study class awakens a deep reverence for 
the Creator of all things. During the summer the boys 
could organize a baseball team and in the winter a basket- 
ball team. The members of the clubs in various ways could 
help beautify the church property and pay for new car- 
pets, purchase hymn books, etc. Young people need manly 
and womanly jobs. 



Contests are especially good. The spirit of rivalry sets 
everyone to work and creates lots of interest. Through con- 
tests, socials, etc., the church may lead the way, and get a 
grip that will make its gospel message fuller of meaning. 
The young peoples' religious organizations that win the 
fun-loving nature can be sure to have in return as much 
loyalty and enthusiasm as any college fraternity or secular 
club. 

In all dealings Avith boys and girls it must be borne in 
mind that we are working with them, and not for them. 
Youth is insisting that the tests of any religion are not 
separated from its offerings of joy. Is gloom the natural at- 
mosphere of the followers of Christ? Is social stiffness a 
necessary part of Christian conduct? Jesus radiated happi- 
ness; he lived it into the lives of other people. 

The church needs the help of the best trained young 
people so as to become more efficient as new problems are 
constantly coming up for solution. 

Spiritual life gi-ows through our social contacts and 
that social life must have the spiritual atmosphere in order 
to make it beneficial. We have learned that God has created 
us as social beings, fond of play and in need of recreation. 

Our play-life needs an aun. Training in leadership, and 
to work for the group and for the whole community is the 
need of our pi'esent play-life. We can teach through play 
great lessons of co-operation, unselfish service, brotherhood 
and justice. 

Playing together teaches people to work together and' 
to worship together. 

Terra Alta, West Virginia. 



Moving Heaven and Earth. By e. e. Roberts 



Lessons from Life in a Great City 

Passing by one of our city prisons — a mighty pile of 
dull cold stone — I thought of the many poor tinfortunateS 
within its walls, men and women who had learned too late 
that the way of the transgressor is indeed hard. Then I 
thought of another prison, perhaps even more forbidding 
than this one, and that the one in Avhich Herod had cast 
the disciple Peter, from which he purposed after Easter to 
bring him forth to death. Never for one single moment did 
the possibility of a jail delivery enter his mind, for had he 
not put him into the inner prison? Was he not chained to 
two of the quarternions of soldiers ? Did not two more Avatch 
one at the door of the inner, and the other at the door of 
the outer prison? These quarternions, that is, four bands 
of four each, were to watch, each band one of the four 
Avatches of the night. Can we get a mental picture of the 
scene? Peter, sleeping chained to the tAvo soldiers in the 
inner prison. One soldier is standing guard outside the 
inner prison door, another at the outer door. Then there are 
the great iron gates that barred the Avay into the city. All 
must be met, before escape is possible. The sleeping mul- 
titude anticipates the pleasure they Avill have on the mor- 
row when they are to see his head cut off. But see, a great 
light bursts in upon the scene. A messenger enters from the 
glory world bringing some of the light and glory surround- 
ing him there. He wakes Peter and bids him bind on his 
tunic or outer garment and foUoAV him. See the chains fall 
off, the guards sleep on and they pass out of the inner, then 
the outer ward. But there is that mighty iron gate. Shall 
it bar his escape? No, see it moves, swings Avide open to 
let him pass out. "SAvings open of itself." That I can not 
accept, though I have said I believe every word of the Bible. 
But I can not accept many of the translations made of it. 
1 will tell you AA'hy. Come with me and let us visit the great 
mill around the corner. See those mighty looms as they 
hum a song of labor, as their shutttles fly back and forth, 
and the woof rises and falls without a human hand to touch 
it, and beautiful designs spring into being, making it a thing 
of beauty— apparentljf all of their o>v» accor(3, But stop 



a moment, let us accept the Master's invitation to go Avith 
him, and aAvay back in a building Ave find the mighty engine 
that is supplying the power, that sends these looms about 
their duty. Have you not discovered the power house here? 
Kead verse 12 (of acts 12 "Where many Avere gathered to- 
gether PRAYING" Mark you, PRAYING, NOT SAYING 
prayers. I fancy they Avere NOT STANDIIS'^G up mumbling 
beautiful Eentences to be admired by all that Avould hear 
them, but in the agony of soul, doAvn on their faces. They 
Avere like the Master Avho "fell on the ground," so great 
Avas his agony. Their agony brought them down at least 
on their knees, perhaps on their faces. They had a great 
need. They must have it. So they forgot all about the dami- 
age they might do their clothes if they knelt, as so many do 
in this our day. That Avas the kind of prayer that moA^ed 
God's arm then so that he sent his angel and set his ser- 
vant free and that kind of PRAYING Avill move his arm to- 
day. May Ave not all pray as did the disciples, "Teach us to 
pray," so that we too may set satan's captive free, heal the 
sick, and croAvn Christ Lord of ALL. 



Impromptu Flashes. By w. j. h. Bauman 

Judging from the fulfillments of ancient Biblical prophecy, 
the Avriter of these "fiashes" believes that the time is near 
at hand when our earth Avill have but one government, oa er 
Avhich Jesus Christ Avill reign as King. Thank God it Avill 
be a government of peace. The "Golden Rule" Avill be the 
basis of it. My prayer is that God may hasten that glorioiis 
time. 

Out side of Biblical Christian hope, earth's present day 
is certainly dark and filled with gloom and sadness. 

What a pity that human wisdom is prostituted so much. 
Human selfishness is exclusively of the devil. 

Say, dear reader, if nothing Avere true beyond your 
and my poAver of comprehension, Avould Ave not be compelled 
to admit that truth could be bottled up in a comparatively 

sroaU bottle? 



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THE BR ETHREN PULPIT 

The Keeping Power of God's Love. ByH. h. oberhoitze r 



Text: "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, 
nor angels, nor principalies, nor things present, nor things 
to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other 
creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 8:38, 39). 

Here is a text that should inspire confidence and stimu- 
late courage. No one need hesitate to undertake the Chris- 
tian life for fear that he camiot hold out and no one needs 
to be alarmed because of the difficulties or discouragements 
that may arise. When one is fully surrendered to God, and 
abides in his will, he is securely kept by the power of God. 
Jesus said, ' ' My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and 
they follow me ; and I give them eternal life ; and they shall 
never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. ' ' 
"My Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater than 
all; and no man is able to snatch them out of the Father's 
hand" (John 10:27-29. See also Jolm 6:37-39). No wonder 
that the apostle Paul sould say with such confidence, "I 
know hun whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that 
he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him 
against that day" (1 Tim. 1:12). Paul had made many 
thorough tests of this matter and spoke from definite know- 
ledge, the result of his personal experience. At Damascus 
and at Jerusalem his life was sought and he narrowly es- 
caped. At Lystra he was cruelly stoned and his enemies 
thought he was dead. At Philippi he Avas imprisoned. He 
Avas expelled from Thessalonica. He was confined in prison 
for tAvo years at Caesarea, and continued a prisoner in 
chains at Rome. He suffered many hardships and Avas often 
misunderstood and misrepresented. Yet he bravely en- 
dured it all, counting it as "light affliction, which is for the 
moment, ' ' and boldly asserted ' ' I take pleasure in Aveakness, 
in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for 
Christ's sake." "For Christ's sake!" There is the secret 
of his constancy. The love of God that had saved him was 
shed abroad in his heart and Avas the unyielding poAver that 
kept him through cA'ery trying exj^ericnce. There are no 
ties stronger than the ties of love. 

Let us pause a moment in consideration of the Avonder- 
ful love of God. It Avas this love that gave to the Avorld the 
Savior for the very purpose that "Avhosoever believeth on 
him should not .perish, but haA'e eternal life." God is "not 
wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to 
repentance." "Herein Avas the love of God manifested in 
us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the Avorld 
that Ave might live through him. Herein is love, not that Ave 
loved God, but that he loA^ed us, and sent his Son to be a 
propitiation for our sins." "God commendeth his love to- 
ward us in that Avhile Ave were yet sinners, Christ died for 
us." Surely, if God's love Avas so unselfish, unstinted, far- 
reaching and persistent in redeeming us from sin, it Avill be 
no less so in keeping lis from sin Avlien once Ave have yielded 
to him. God does not, he cannot forsake his OAvn. They 
may have many severe tests, but God loves them and keeps 
them through them all. He "avIU not suft'er us to be temp- 
ted above that Avhich Ave are able." His grace is always 
sufficient. 

"0 love that Avill not let me go, 

I rest my Aveary soul in thee; 
I give thee back the life I OAve, 
That m thine ocean depths its floAv 

May richer, fuller be." 

God's love keeps in two ways. First directly, through 
the poAver of his indAvellmg Spirit ; by the Avarning, the di- 
rection and the encouragement of his Word; and by the 
many means of grace, Avhich he affords. Second, indirectly, 
by begetting m us love for him, Avhich impels us to con- 
stancy and unfailing devotion. The apostle Jude urges, 



"Keep yourselves in the love of God," Avhich implies that-. 
A^^e have something to do in this matter, and John clearly 
states, "If any man love the world, the love of the Father 
is not in him." The power of God's love to keep as well 
as to save camiot be questioned, but the soul that surrenders 
to the power of his love to save must also continue to sur- 
render to the poAver of his loA'e to keep. We must loA^e God 
with the whole heart. He must be "all in all" to us. Then 
no temptation or trial can divert us. No poAver in earth or 
hell can overcome us. 

But, alas, there are those avIio attempt the Christian life 
Avithout fully surrendering to God and they" are soon drawn 
aAvay. They are unable to endure the tests. How quickly 
a church runs doAvn when it is without a pastor for awhile. 
The flock scatters. Members lost their interest. Services 
can scarcely be kept up in any form. Many go back into 
the world again. True, a leader is needed to care for and 
direct the interests, but such distressing conditions are very 
conclusiA^e evidence of a lack of love and devotion. 

IIoAv soon a church is torn to pieces when the pastor or 
^ome prominent member goes bad. It is sometimes almost 
as if a charge of dynamite had exploded in the midst of the 
church. Some lose their faith in religion entirely. The devil 
has caused great havoc in many places in this Avay. True, it 
is a serious thing for the shepherd of the flock or other im- 
portant leader to go astray. Yet the love of God is strong 
enough to hold the faithful in spite of such failure. There 
are those, thank God, Avho cannot be discouraged if the most 
trusted should prove traitors. They consider that God is 
faithful, if all the world should be false. 

Disagreement in the church retards the work and scat- 
ters the flock. Some refuse to Avork Avith those with whom 
they caruiot agreee. We cannot all see alike. One cannot 
ahvays liaA^e his OAvn way. We must sometimes yield to 
others, even Avhen they are in the wrong, if no vital prin- 
ciple is surrendered, or important issues at stake. There is 
ahvays a right way of adjusting differences. We must try 
to find it. The love of God Avill impel us to seek until Ave 
find it and not give up the cause because of our differences. 

Some become discouraged and grieved and sometimes 
forsake the church because of some real or imagined injury. 
It is often very trivial and sometimes only imaginary. Some 
people are very sensitive and easily make a mountain out of 
a mole-hill. But suppose that the injuries are real. Noth- 
ing is gained by sulking or pouting and yielding our place 
in the service of God. By such procedure one neither grows 
in grace nor in any manner advances the cause of Christ. 
Neither is anything gained by seeking vengeance. "Ven- 
geance is mine, I will repay saith the Lord." Repeatedly 
the Scriptures urge that Ave resist not evil, but rather retunt 
good for evil. After all, Avhy should Ave be Avorried about 
the small injuries we must endure in these days? Think of' 
all that Christians in the early days had to endure. Shame 
on you for Avhining around about your little insults, slights 
and injuries! As Paul has said, "-Ye have not yet resisted 
mito blood." How much love have you for God when you 
preA'iously refuse to go to church or decline to perform your 
duty because someone has said something about you that 
you do not like or did something to hurt your feelings? Not 
very much. 

NoAv and then Ave find a person Avho thinks tl^at he has 
been imposed upon. He has been required to do or to give 
more than his share, while others have shirked their duty. 
He decides to balk, to lie doAvn on the job, and let others do 
the AA'ork, or the giAdng, for aAvhile. But he has based his 
estimate of his duty upon the Avrong standard. We dare not 
measure our duty by that Avhich another does. Our duty 
must be estimated in the light of what God has done for us. 
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cover that we can never repay Mm, and that all we can do 
and all we can give is none too much as a token of our grat- 
itude. Love and gratitude will give no heed to the failure 
of others. The measure of one 's duty is simply the measure 
of his ability. Kead 2 Cor. 8 :1'2. 

I have known some to refuse to participate in the work 
and worship of the church because of the hypocrisies of cer- 
tain members, even refusing to participate in the commun- 
ion service. Here again it seems to me that the love of God 
should prevail. Love will prevail, and no one's failure can 
defeat it. What if some tares are among the wheat? God 
will take care of that matter. He will make the separation 
in due time. Everyone will be required to give answer for 
himself before God. 

Business, society and pleasure also draw many away 
from God. They are the thorny ground where the good seed 
is choked out. Love has been overpowered by carnal and 
worldly desires. They may strive to keep up appearances, 
but there is an evident lack of interest and zeal. They are 
too busy to attend the mid-week service or to perform the 
task assigned them. They are too tired to go to church on 
Sunday morning. They are prompt to meet their social en- 
gagements and eager for worldly pleasures, but religious 
duties and worship they readily slight and neglect. Truly, 
' ' the love of God is not in them. ' ' 

Our love must be more than a pretended love. God 
knoAvs our hearts. Let us then put away every sham and 
draAv nigh unto God with the whole heart. If the Christian 
life is worth anything it is worth everything. It is worth all 
the time, strength, intelligence and money we can invest in 
it. It is the hid treasure and the pearl of great price, for 
which we should sell all that we may secure it. A half- 



hearted Christian life does not pay, and it is very hard to 
live. No one sympathizes much with the failures of the 
half-hearted Christian. God cannot help him much. His 
conscience constantly smites him. He is peeved at himself 
and everybody else. He has a hard time trying to excuse his 
blunders and correct his errors. Oh, it is hard to maintain 
just a little religion. But, if we fully and unreservedly sur- 
render ourselves to God, and enter whole-heartedly into his 
service, we will find that tasks will turn to pleasures and 
crosses and sacrifices will become mountains of joy. The 
burdens will be light, and we will agree with Jolm that "His 
commandments are not grievous." Then nothing can dis- 
courage us and nothing can draw us away from the service 
of God. No temptation can overpower us and no trial, or 
hardship, or persecution, or affliction, or sorrow can cause 
us to despair. No care or worldly ambition can consume our 
interest, nor earthly pleasures can allure us. Aye, no power 
in earth or hell can move us when our souls are anchored in 
the love of God. Jesus said, "He that loveth me keepeth 
my words and my Father and I will love him, and we will 
come unto him, and make our abode with him." Love is the 
great motive power of all true service. Without love we 
cannot yield acceptable obedience, and without obedience 
we cannot be assured of the abiding, keeping presence and 
power of God. But in his divine love and m that love with 
which our hearts respond to his love we are secure from 
every evil force that can assail us. We cannot be moved. 

"My faith temptation shall not move. 
For Jesus knows it all. 

And holds me with his arm of love — 
He will not let me fall. ' ' 
Roanoke, Virginia. 



OUR DEVOTIONAL 



Sitting at the Feet of Jesus. By Mabei m. Maus 



OUR SCRIPTURE 

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their syn- 
agogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and heal- 
ing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among 
the people (Matthew 4:23.) And it came to pass when Jesus 
had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his 
doctrine: for he taught them as one having authority, and 
not as the scribes (Matthew 7:28, 29). If any man thirst, 
let him come unto me and drink (John 7 :37). For everyone 
that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him 
that knocketh it shall be opened (Matthew 7 :8). If ye keep 
my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even,_ as- I 
have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might 
remain in you, and that your joy might be full. Ye are my 
friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I 
call you not sei'vants ; for the servant knoweth not what his 
lord doeth : but I have called you friends : for all things that 
I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you 
(John 15:10, 11, 14, 15). For this cause we also, since the 
day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire 
that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all 
wisdom and spiritual understanding: That ye might walk 
Avorthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every 
good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God (Col. 
1:9, 10). 

OUR MEDITATION 

From the early life of our Master the people were as- 
tonished at his wonderful knowledge and ability to under- 
stand and explain the law and scriptures. The most learned 
Jews marvelled at his sayings and at the wisdom he pos- 
sessed, yet they disbelieved and maaiy became his enemies. 
Satan, knowing Avho he was,, used his wisest schemes to 
tempt him, but failed ; evil spirits recognized his power and 
lied from his presence, leaving the persons they tortured to 
be healed and to receive his love. In Satan's last great- at- 



tempts to overpower him through the hands of the Jews, he 
was made to realize that Jesus understood their motives and 
acts and that amid persecution he was a superhuman victor 
and possessor of power over all sin. 

While Satan was trying to destroy his power and influ- 
ence, on the other hand there were those Avho were seeking 
his blessings and instruction. The multitudes thronged him ; 
his chosen ones were always in quest of his knowledge ; Mary 
sat at his feet that she might learn and also honor him; 
Nicodemus came recognizing that he was a teacher come 
from God and many others with problems came that he 
might show them the true path to follow. Jesus knew all 
their needs and sufficed them, for his wisdom and power 
were unlimited. 

What a wonderful privilege the disciples had that they 
might continually be learning from him ! Many are the in- 
stances related of his teaching them by parable and precept 
of 'the life eternal and of the work that would be theirs to 
carry on. Association with him and the knowledge obtained 
from his teaching wrought wonders in the development of 
the hearts and lives of those disciples. It made men of re- 
markable intelligence who wei-e willing to sacrifice all in 
order that the gospel might be taught and preached. Truly 
Jesus Avas a master teacher. 

As sitting at his feet signifies learning from him it also 
means that we in return owe him our love and obedience in 
doing his will, even as Jesus said in regard to his mission: 
"For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but 
the will of him that sent me" (John 6:38). Our work for 
him must be done from motives of love if it is to be really 
worth Avhile, for without love no blessing can come to the 
one who does the service. He has promised to reveal his 
Avill step by step to thore who are faithfully trusting, and 
will endow his chosen ones Avith strength and courage for the 
things he Avants them to do. The first thing to do is to mas- 
ter self-will, and in this task he Avill aid. The soid that is 



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sincerely obedient recognizes the sovereign will of Jesus 
Christ and will not pick and choose what commands to obey. 
Unlike Jesus and all the powers of nature which never di- 
verge from God's will, we unworthy creatures so often fall 
to the worst misfortune that can happen to us, which is that 
of doing our own will instead of Christ's. He has given us 
freedom to choose and hence our obedience must be free and 
willing. There is enough of his will revealed in the Bible to 
keep us busy every day doing what we know he wants us to 
do, for in every relation in life he wants us to act in a cer- 
tain way. In the home, at school, at work or play, we may 
always be doing his will and helping his cause to grow in the 
attainments of the Christ-like character in others as well as 
ourselves. He bids us to shine ,to give, to go, to trust, to 
sei've and he gives us the privilege of coming to him in 
prayer for grace and every need to carry on his commands. 
We cannot fail in his work if we will but open our hearts to 
trust and serve him fully. As truly as the people of nearly 
two thousand years ago wei'e taught by him personally and 
learned to do his will so we too have the same wonderful 
opportunity Avith the open Bible and the power and influence 
of his victorious life throughout the ages as convincing evi- 
dences of the truths he proclaimed which have been for the 
Christianizing of the peoples of the earth. The power in his 
teaching is no less effective today and his commands to his 
disciples are also ours to fulfiull. He is able to increase our 
knowledge in the Mdsdom and understanding of spiritual 



things and we too, can bear fruit and reap the promised re- 
wards that he gives through obedience to his will. 

Thou seemest human and divine. 
The highest, holiest manhood, thou: 

Our wills are ours, we know not how ; 
Our wUls are ours to make them thine. 

OUR PRAYER 

All-wise and merciful Father, we come to thee, thank- 
ing thee for all thy blessings and thy care. Thou hast been 
thoughtful of our every need far more than we are able to 
comprehend. Thou hast given us strength to love and serve 
thee, and may we with thy help use these gifts to honor and 
glorify thy Son who gave his life for us. Help us to grow 
daily in his likeness. We would ask thee to bless all condi- 
tions of mankind : thou alone art the giver and thou alone 
are the giver and thou alone knowest the needs. For the 
missionaries we implore thy richest blessings and may they 
be endowed with strength and wisdom to overcome all ob- 
stacles of sin and may they lead many souls unto the know- 
ledge of thee and thy love and mercy. 

Grant that all tJby children may ever be sitting at thy 
feet seeking to know thy words of truth and life. Give us 
understanding hearts and obedient wills. These blessings 
^^•e ask with the forgiveness of our sins, in Jesus' name. 
Amen. 

Mexico, Indiana. 



Send 

WHITE GIFT 

07FEBIKOS to 



THE SU NDAY SCHOOL 

Our Bible School 



H. H. WOLFORD 

General Secietaiy-Tieasniet 

Ashland, OUo 



(This open letter by the superintendent to the members 
of the Pittsburgh Sunday school brings us in touch with a 
school that is alive and active, and is officered by those who 
have vision and agressiveness. We are taking the privilege 
of reproducmg it from Brother Harley's "Bulletin" for the 
inspiration of our Sunday school workers. — Editor). 
OUR BIBLE SCHOOL 

At this time I shall endeavor only to give you in part, 
the plans of our Sunday school, and it is the purpose of this 
article to acquaint all of our members with the plans we 
are working out for the school, and we trust that we may 
have the co-operation of every member of the Sunday school 
and church. 

On Monday night of this week, we had our Father and 
Son Banquet, and I am sure that all the men and boys who 
were there, had a most enjoyable time, as well as having 
heard messages which were inspiring and uplifting. 

We are indebted to Mr. Williams, Y.. M. C. A. Secretary, 
and in charge of the boys in Moral's Court, who certainly 
made a splendid address, in which were many good thoughts 
that were uplifting to both boys and men. To him we ex- 
tend our thanks. 

I want also to take this opportunity to thank all who 
took part in the program in any way. And last but not 
least, I want to thank the ladies of the church, who pre- 
pared and served the meal which I am sure all enjoyed. 



As a result of the Father and Son Banquet, arrange- 
ments are now being made by a special committee, to set 
aside one evening each week for the benefit of the boys of 
our church, and of our community. It is hoped that every 
person will become interested in this movement. 

At our last cabinet meeting, a standard of promotion 
was adopted, and we trust that both teachers and parents 
will take special notice of this, and try to impress it on the 
minds of the children, and assist them in every way pos- 
sible, to reach this standard. 

The following is the standard adopted: 

1. 80 percent attendance, with special recognition for 
100 percent attendance. 

2. Study of the regular lesson. 

3. Special work, as outlined by the Graded Lessons, or 
as given by the Superintendent of the department. 

4. To take part in special programs when asked. 

5. Special recognition for church attendance. 

6. Special recognition for promptness. 

It is also our purpose to organize a Teacher's Training 
Class, and it is earnestly hoped that all teachers who are not 
already graduates of Teacher Training, and many others in 
the school, will avail themselves of this opportunity. 

Yours for a larger and more efficient school. 

H. B. LANDIS, Superintendejit. 



J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Christian Endeavor Week. By e. a. Rowsey. coiumbus, Ohio 



Christian Endeavor Week is a week filled with magnifi- 
cent opportunities for advancement in the many phases of 
Christian Endeavor. Christian Endeavor is going. YOU 
CAN'T STOP IT. The thing to do then is to get in line. To 
Brethren Societies it should mean this year definite times 
and places for recruiting, should enlist every member of 

your poeiety, acquaint the chureU io\k with the work of the 



Society, enlighten the general public, as all will have an 
opportunity to fellowship in the various activities scheduled 
for the Aveelc. 

.Christian Endeavor Week this year Avill be one of the 
greatest events of our work in giving us a solid, substantial 
foundation, upon which to build the other activities. To 

weiny societies jt will mean a cteai'er vision of the watch* 



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words "For Christ and the Church." Trial balances will be 
struck ; profit and loss statements will be made ; results will 
be tabulated and placed on record. It will be a great week 
of inventory. 

Here is the Christian Endeavor pastor's opportunity. 
What a privilege ? ! We do not presume to dictate what the 
pastor shall do. To preach a morning sermon applicable to 
Christian Endeavor is left to his prerogative. The fact that 
Christian Endeavor is thirty-nine years old, is a part of the 
church and an organization to be desired, presents a unique 
privilege to "draw the net," because the day is also to be 
known as Ingathering Day. 

We ai-e secure in tlie loyalty of our pastors, and they 
will know as to the best method of procedure, Avhicli is left 
to their good judgment. One pastor in planning to observe 
Christian Endeavor Day in his church prepared a program 
for the entire day. At the session of the Sunday school the 
president of the society brought greetings from his young 
people to the school, and at the same time presented the ad- 
A^antage of Christian lindeavor as a training school, and its 
relation to the Sunday school as a teaching school. At the 
morning service the pastor preached to his organization a 
sermon on "The Scope of Christian Endeavor." During the 
afternoon a reunion of the old and new members of the so- 
ciety was held. Many former members were present. This 
meeting was called a ' ' reminiscence meeting. ' ' The evening 
service of the church was united with the Christian Endea- 
vor meeting. 
Monday, January First — Increase and Enlistment Day 

The enlistment and recruiting begun the day before Avill 
be continued. The Lookout Committee in teams of ones and 
twos should .call on many Avho could not be reached the pre- 
vious day. Invite them to the social. 

Your social is expected to help in creating a definite 
point of contact for the Lookout and Missionary Committees 
who will follow up their campaigns, and every friend and 
stranger at the social should be given an invitation to join 
the society. 

Plan to make the social on this night the biggest social 
event for the year. Advertise Avell, plan your program well, 
then Avork your plans well. 

Tuesday, February First — Union Day 

There are at least eleven kinds of Christian Endeavor 
Unions. Among these, and one of the most important, is the 
county union. These unions are the strong links in the 
chain of Christian Endeavor. They are organized for the 
purpose of mutual helpfulness and Christian fellowship. 
Consequently they comprise tAvo or more societies, usually 
more, and the more the stronger. The strong union is the 
union Avith a purpose. It will be interested in and a strong 
factor in the moral, social, and spiritual uplift of the com- 
munity in which it is located. It Avill be a poAver for right- 
eousness. 

Each union is privileged to celebrate in its OAvn com- 
munity. Conferences, intervisitation, and social service 
Avork are suggestions for the day meetings. For the eve- 
ning, union mass meetings can be held. These meetings 
should be well advertised by the press committees in socie- 
ties, churches and newspapers. Make it a real Christian 
Endeavor meeting. Have speakers who knoAv Christian En- 
deavor. Invite everybody. The following suggestive pro- 
gram outline may be of help : 

10 Minutes for Society Songs, Yells and demonstrations 
of enthusiasm. 

1. Song Service. Let the congregation sing many 
songs. 

2. Scripture reading and prayer. 

3. Song. 

4. Announcements and offering if one is to be taken. 

5. Special music. 

6. Two-minute talks by society representatives picked 

in a^yaftce, on the subject "Our Society Ideal This Year," 



7. Kecognition or awards. 

8. Ten-minute talk by Union President. Topic: "The 
Purpose of Our Union." 

9. Thirty miaute address by State Secretary or some 
interested pastor. Subject: "Stand Behind our Leaders — 
But Not Too Far Behind." 

10. Solo. -.;_.;_. 

1. Mizpah benediction. ■■-.-, ; 

Wednesday, February 2nd — Church Lo(yalty Day 

EA'ery Endeavorer is expected to plan to attend his 
church prayer meeting on this night, and invite several of 
his friends to go with him. 

Your society prayer meeting committee is held respon- 
sible for the success of the meeting. Arrange with the 
church P. M. committee that you may co-operate in planning 
the meeting for this night. Better still if you can arrange 
for Endeavorers to haA^e entire charge. 

Thursday, February 3rd — Intermediate Day 

About 3 :15 on Thursday afternoon would be a splendid 
time for an Intermediate mass meeting and conference. Or, 
Avhere the climate and Aveather permit, there might be a field 
and forest Avalk, folloAved by a hilltop mass meeting Avhere a 
song service and a fcAv short, inspiring talks would make it 
both interesting and helpful. An indoor meeting can be 
made Avorth Avhile by having periods of information and in- 
spiration. This could be f olloAved by a consecration service, 
and a six o'clock tea. Societies will be governed by local 
conditions as to hoAv the day may best be observed. 

Friday February 4th — ^Extension and Inter- Visitation Day 

If you knoAv of some church Avithout young people's 
Avork, why not arrange with the Union to approach the pas- 
tor Avith regard to organizing a Society. Then a fine group 
of your own Endeavorers might plan to visit them and tell 
them the wonderful story of Christian Endeavor. 013 so- 
cieties Avhich have lapsed will be re-organized on this day. 
NcAA'' Junior and Intermediate societies will be organized. 
Christian EndeaA'or will be extended to as many new places 
in Ohio as possible. 

Sunday, February 6th, Evangehstic Endeavor and Decision 

Day 

This is the day Avlien all of the evangelistic efforts of the 
Aveek Avill culminate. It is to be a decision all along the line. 
We anticipate getting a complete inventory on this day of 
local Comrades of the Quiet Hour, Tenth Legioners, Advo- 
cates of the Peace Union, Life-Work Recruits, and other De- 
partments of the Avork. 

This day should be the croAvning event of the Aveek's 
activities, and what a happy arrangement it would be to let 
the Endeavorers have charge of the church service in the 
evening, conducting the singuig, reading the scripture, offer- 
ing the prayers, delivering short talks and asking the pas- 
tor to conduct a Consecration and Decision serAdce at the 
close. 

The service in the evening can be made a great harvest 
meeting. Every person attending the Endeavor service will 
be asked to consecrate himself to some definite service, and 
make his decision by signing the decision card as an individ- 
ual. There should be scores of ucav church members; sev- 
eral hundred ncAV Endeavorers ; in fact, a great increase in 
all lines of service and decision. 



Walter Rauschenbusch, scholar, writer, prophet of the 
social gospel, AA'rote these Avords from his deathbed: "My 
life would seem an empty shell if my personal religion Avere 
left out of it. It has been my deepest satisfaction to get 
CA'idence noAV and then that I have been able to help men to 
a new spiritual birtli. I have ahvays I'egarded my public 
Avork as a form of EVANGELISM, Avhich called for a deeper 
repentance and a new P5«perjenee of Gpd'^ palYatjon." 



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SEND ATT. MONUT FOE 

General Home, Kentucky and 

Poieign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WTTiT.TAM A. GEAEHAET 

General Missionary Secretary 

906 American Bldg., Dayton, O. 



An Interesting Letter from Africa 



Carnot, French Equatorial Africa, 
September 9tli 1920. 
My dear little friends: 

Another month has passed since I wrote 
you. It is one year today since I left Braz- 
zaville and came with the others up to this 
dark part of Africa. Another week, and the 
first anniversary of Aunt Mary's death will 
be here. It has been a sad and difficult year, 
yet our dear Lord Jesus has wonderfully sus- 
tained, cared for and blessed us. 

When last mama wi-ote to you for me I was 
ill in bed, and although I have been well 
most of the month, I have just gotten up 
from another illnessC 

One day in August we heard a rumor that 
some white people, including ladies had ar- 
rived at Banya. We couldn't think of any 
ladies but missionary ladies who would be 
daring enough to come way up here, and for 
a while we hoped that our friends were near. 
We know that God is able to bring them to 
us at any time, and that they can be here 
even before we hear that they have left 
America. But we found out that the white 
people at Banya had simply come there from 
Oueaso and returned, except one man who 
came to Carnot on business. 

We have been taking a gi-eat many walks 
in the last month, and have enjoyed them bo 
much. Sometimes we go down to the river 
which is very high just now. Sometimes we 
go to the large Hansa village near here. 
Wherever we go, there is always much to see 
and there are many people to whom we may 
talk, often as the Lord gives opportunity 
about himself. 

September 2nd, we received mail rather un- 
expectedly and there was much of joy and 
excitement in reading our letters and papers. 

We received a long list of names of those 
who have given of their means that the gos- 
pel may be preached in Africa. We are writ- 
ing letters of thanks to all as soon as we can, 
but for many of these letters we must wait 
until we receive the new supply of paper 
which has been ordered, as we cannot buy 
paper at Carnot. 

While I was ill the last few days mama 
promised me a trip to the river as soon as 
I was strong enough to go. So this morning, 
just after breakfast before the sun was hot, 
mama took Kagama, one of the boys to carry 
me, and we went down the long hill to the 
river. We sat down on the steps near the 
little landing and looked at the river so 
much higher now than when wo came up last 
year. A little balamiere, and two small wood- 
en boats were tied there. One of our native 
friends joined us on the way and walked 
down with us, for I walked the last and 
steepest part of the way. I was so happy to 
be out again. The swiftly running water of 
the river entranced me. I looked away across 
the river to the forest on the other shore, and 
mama told me of the monkeys and other ani- 
mals over there. I wanted to get in one of 
the little boats and go across, for I am like 
my daddy and like to explore. But mama ex- 



plained to me that there were no oarsmen 
there, and that the small boats had too much 
water in them for a little girl who is just 
getting over fever. I was amusing myself 
by throwing stones in the water when two 
native women and a baby came down. They 
shook hands with mama and me, and then 
went to the edge of the river. 

One of the women was very tall and thin." 
She wore a wide leathern girdle, fastened by 
a strap over her shoulder. In this girdle shd* 
carried her baby. But when she went to the 
water's edge she placed the baby on the 
ground. It was a little naked thing, only 
just able to sit alone. It cried so much, part- 
ly because it was not in mother's girdle, and 
partly because it was afraid of mama and 
me that I didn't know what to do. I asked 
mama if I might hold it in my arms, and 
when she said, "Yes," I went close to it, 
but the nearer I came the harder it would 
cry. So each time, I gave it up and came 
back to sit beside mama. 

I watched the women. They were very 
busy. Each one of them had brought a large 
earthenware pot, called a "pana. " These are 
carried on their heads, supported by a little 
cushion of grass. Each of them had also an- 
other vessel containing dirty sweet potatoes. 
One carried hers in a small closely woven 
basket. The other had an old battered 
enamel wash basin. They put the potatoes in 
the large pots. They dipped up water with 
the old basin, and scrubbed the sweet pota- 
toes many times. Then they scrubbed the 
basin and the basket, and put their now shin- 
ing white sweet potatoes into them. Then 
they washed the two big pots, and filled them 
with water, set them on the shore. I thought 
they were through then, but they were not. 
Now the mother of the baby took off her 
dress, a bundle of leaves at the back, and a 
drapery of leaves in front. The little cord 
around her waist she allowed to remain in 
place. She then jumped into the water, a 
little more than waist deep, and threw the 
water all over herself with her hands. Then 
she motioned for the other women, a little 
slower than she in removing her "wa," to 
hand her the baby. Poor baby cried the loud- 
er, but the mother deftly held it at the sur- 
face of the water with one hand, and splashed 
spray over it with the other. Then it too was 
set on the bank to dry in the sun. Now the 
mother put her clean dress on. I hadn't no- 
ticed it before, but all the time it was lying 
on the river bank. Another Ijundle of fresh 
leaves before and behind, and she was 
dressed. She stepped quickly out of the river, 
took the crying baby in her arms, and waited 
until her friend had finished her bath. This 
took somewhat longer for she was younger 
and more handsome and heavily ornamented. 
Every one of those brass ornaments, on arms 
and legs were thoroughly scoured with sand 
from the bottom of the river. In order to do 
this she stood between two of the boats, and 
would place first one foot and then the other 
on the edge of the smaller one. Then she 



would plunge her ankle again in the water f or- 
rinsing, and after a final inspection of all, she 
too came forth to don her fresh garments. 

I looked at the mother then. She was put- 
ting her crying baby in the girdle which was 
now in its place. Then in a skillful way, that 
I couldn't understand, they each put . the 
heavy pots of water on the other 's head. Thus 
ladened they asked the boy who had carried 
me to hand them each their sweet potatoes, 
but he said, "Am I woman that I should do 
this?" Mama told him to do it however, and 
so he gave each shining lady her additional 
load, and with a brief farewell they were off 
up the hill to cook their sweet potatoes. 

Mama had talked a little to them about 
Jesus, but they said, "We don't want good 
news. We're too hungry. So mama had to 
let them go. Now Kagama put me on his 
shoulders and we started slowly up the steep 
hill. 

Mama said she thought they had accom- 
plished a wonderful amount of housework in 
less than half an hour. Just think of it! 
The vegetables had been washed and cleaned 
for dinner. The pots and pans (and basket) 
had been washed. Both ladies and the baby 
had had their baths. The ladies were clothed 
in fresh new garments, and the laundering of 
the old ones was saved by throwing them 
away. Those wonderful brass ornaments had 
been scoured until they shone brightly in the 
sun, and all these things had been accom- 
plished so quickly. 

But mama went up the hill feeling sad that 
they didnt' want the "good news." Her 
heart was lightened as she passed the village 
and a number of people came running out to 
the road saying, "Tell us the good news," 
tell us the good news!" So mama sat down 
on a log which was lying by the roadside. The 
sun was getting hot now, but the people were 
interested, and kept coming out from the 
neighboring huts to hear of Jesus. We have 
a great many songs in Baya, but mama 
doesn't sing unless Aunt Toddy is with her, 
as a rule. So the little meeting was closed 
without song, and we went on slowly up the 
hill. Mama heard footsteps behind her as she 
reached the landing near the ' ' Company Mag- 
azine, " Carnot 's little store. There were a 
number of women saying, "Do sing us a song. 
We can't let you go without a song." So 
mama sang a little chorus that is loved in all 
languages, "Jesus Loves Me." One of the 
women joined in, and the chorus was re- 
peated. They were not satisfied but mama 
told them to come and Aunt Toddy would 
sing for them. So they bounded back to 
huts saying, "We will, for Sale (Aunt Tod- 
dy) is a beautiful singer." But they haven't 
come yet, as a great fear the grips the hearts 
of the most of the people here, fear of hin- 
drance, fear of opposition, fear of bondage. 
All this is Satan's work. But mama says 
Jesus has been manifested that he might de- 
stroy the works of the devil and he will. We 
are so glad for your prayers. Lovingly, 
MARGUERITE. 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



W. M. S., OAIiVARY, NEW JEBSEY 

Perhaps a report of our Women's Mission- 
ary Society away back here in New Jersay 
would be of interest to some of our Evange- 
list readers. We have a wide-awake society 
of 2S members, seven of which have been en- 
rolled during the past year. We hold devo- 
tional meetings once each month, also Mis- 
sion Study or other interesting readings or 
recitations. Since the name has been changed 
from the 8. S. C. E. to the W. M. S., greater 
interest has been awakened along the line of 
missionary work, for which we praise God. 
This organization is also an important factor 
to the church. About a year ago we placed 
new lights in the church, also helped with 
some other needed improvements. 

Our treasurer reports a neat sum on hand 
at the present time, all of which has come 
from the free-will offerings. We do not resort 
to any questionable methods whatsoever for 
raising money for the Lord's work. 

On November 27th,' we held a very inter- 
esting Thanksgiving meeting at the home of 
our secretary, Sister Fannie Wright, at this 
meeting our Thank-offering boxes were 
opened. The amount realized from them was 
something over twenty-five dollars, which will 
be given in at the Feast of Ingathering ser- 
vice at our next Conference at Winona Lake. 
Each one that kept a thank-offering box had 
some special blessings for which they were 
thankful during the year. 

We hope to emphasize the spiritual side of 
the work more and more during the coming 
year and pray that God will bless our efforts. 
JULIA MAE WEBEil, President. 



GOSHEN, INDIANA 

We promised a report of the meetings at 
Goshen. It should have been given sooner. 
The brethren and sisters of the church at 
Goshen surely enjoyed a great spiritual feast, 
while listening to the powerful gospel ser- 
mons by Brother Bell. He began the meet- 
ings on the first Sunday in November. From 
the first the meetings grew interesting and at 
the close of the first week twelve had con- 
fessed. From then until the close of the 
meeting they continued to come until seventy- 
eight had answered the invitation. A num- 
ber were by relation and letter. Fifty-three 
have been baptized, about six or eight yet to 
be baptized. Brother Bell in late Evangelist 
report, said "several heads of families where 
husband and wife came." If we remember 
correctly, there were ten or more represent- 
ing that class. We were made to rejoice that 
our Sunday school class was well represented 
by those who made the good confession. This 
surely brings cheer to any Sunday school 
teacher to see those whom they are giving in- 
struction pertaining to the Kingdom of Christ, 
made willing to come in. Oh, that we might 
all do our part in helping the new members 
to love Jesus, his Kingdom and be faithful 
servants of his. If we who are older in the 
service as well as those who have just recent- 
ly enlisted heed the warnings as well as in- 
structions given us from Gods' book, our 
lights will shine brighter. 



Brother Bell's message surely had the old 
gospel ring. He hit one thing hard, that was 
sin and its results. Plain gospel truth is 
what people want to hear even in the days in 
which we live, as was fully demonstrated bj 
the attendance at our meeting. Brother Bell 
though physically worn and tired yet spirit- 
ually was at his best. When he bid good-bye 
to the brethren and sisters at Goshen there 
surely was a warmer spot in the hearts of 
some than before he came. We reaffirm what 
we have said before that we believe Brother 
Bell to be a true servant and messenger of 
God, and may he be kept faithful. On the 
following Wednesday evening after tne meet- 
ings closed on Monday, the church enjoyed a 
largely attended communion service, in which 
two hundred and sixty-four took part. The 
new members were well represented. Our 
pastor says the meetings we have just closed 
have been among the most spiritual he ever 
enjoyed. He is being used at present in a 
meeting at New Paris, Indiana, at which place 
Brother Irvin Duker is pastor. Brother Duker 
filled the pulpit at Goshen the past two Sun- 
day evenings, while our pastor is in the meet- 
ing at New Paris. The Evangelist is a most 
welcome visitor at our home, and we wish the 
Editor and all a Meriy Christmas and a Hap- 
py New Year. 

M. E. HOENEE, Corresponding Secretary. 



KOANOKE, VIRGINIA 

For some time past we have been comfort- 
ably and pleasantly located in our new field 
in ' ' The Magic City, ' ' Eoanoke, Virginia. It 
was very sad to part with our many friends 
at Fremont, Ohio. Our five years' labor to- 
gether had formed very close ties. But we 
were comforted with the thought that a splen- 
did shepherd would follow us. The Brethren 
at Koanoke have been very kind to us and 
have made us feel perfectly at home. Their 
fellowship and their hospitality is delightful. 
We are becoming acquainted with our field 
and enjoy the work very much. The pros- 
pects for a splendid work seem very bright. 
Much credit is due to our worthy predeces- 
sor. Brother L. G. Wood. 

Plans for a city-wide union evangelistic 
campaign, under the leadership of the famous 
evangelist, Eev. Wm. A. Sunday, were in full 
• swing when we arrived on the field, and in a 
few days the meetings began. The effort con- 
tinued for six weeks and resulted in about 
10,000 "hitting the trail." A wonderful re- 
ligious interest was aroused throughout the 
city and surrounding country. However, I 
was not on the ground soon enough to get the 
Brethren properly lined up for their part in 
the effort and consequently we did not realize 
very great results. After a few days' rest 
from the union effort, we began an evangelis- 
tic campaign of our own, which continued for 
three weeks and resulted in eleven taking 
their stand for Christ. Three were renewals, 
one was received by statement, or relation, 
six were baptized and one is yet to be bap- 
tized. I baptized five who were converted at 
the BiUy Sunday meetings, and four are yet 



to be baptized. We closed our revival effort 
with a splendid communion service. Eighty 
were assembled at the tables of the Lord. All 
considered it a glorious climax of a very suc- 
cessful effort. The membership is encouraged 
and on tip-toe ready to go forward ia the 
work. Attendance at . Sunday school and 
church services is increasing. 

Recently quite a number of brethren and 
sisters assembled at our home one evening 
and gave the pastor and family what they 
called ' ' a pounding. " Our endurance . was 
sufficient for the ordeal. Indeed, we suffered 
no pain whatever, for the ' ' pounding ' ' con- 
sisted of many pounds of good things to eat, 
which we shall enjoy for many days to come. 
We also had a very pleasant social evening. 

A Sisterhood of Mary and Martha was re- 
cently organized with seventeen members, 
which is under the direction of Mrs. Oberholt- 
zer as patroness, and which gives promise of a 
very live organization. 

Our Thanksgiving offering for Home Mis- 
sions was made in a beautiful spirit, and we 
have gone beyond the goal set for us by the 
Mission Board. We are now planning and 
preparing our White Gift service for Christ- 
mas and expect to make a splendid offering 
again at that time. 

We are strengthening all our lines and «b- 
pect to make steady advancement in the 
work. The response to our leadership is very 
satisfactory and inspires courage and hope. 
The church has demonstrated their unselfish 
consideration of the needs of others in 
granting their pastor the privilege of holding 
revival meetings elsewhere if opportunity 
should be afforded. If any ehurch should 
need my service, I shall be glad to respond. 
My address is 911 Fairfax Ave., N. W. Eoa- 
noke, Virginia. 

H. M. OBEESOLTZEB. 



FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA 

All our plans for the autumn season passed 
off with usual success, especially has this been 
true in our endeavor for a better attendance 
at our services. Without any special fea- 
tures in the services we have had larger audi- 
ences than ever. Our fall communion ser- 
vice was the largest we ever held there. It 
looked for a time as if we were not going to 
be able to care for all who came. 

From the first of November on till the be- 
ginning of our revival the latter part of the 
month, we did our best to get ready for the 
salvation of souls. We knew the task would 
be hard, as Brother Bell had only a short six 
months before led us in a very successful 
campaign. At that time the available chil- 
dren in our homes had been taken into the 
church, so that the usual available material 
was not to be had. In fact, the task was 
that of working with those who had become 
Gospel hardened by their much attendance at 
church services. Brother Ashman came the 
last Sunday in November, and continued for 
three weeks. During this time he with my 
approval kept the standard high. Greater 
numbers might have been reported had we 



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pursued tke usual methods, but we maintained 
this standard throughout, with the result that 
we received a fine class of folks who will be 
immediate assets to the work. Fourteen in 
all made the confession. Twelve have been 
received into the church and another awaits 
baptism. The number includes five husbands. 
All are grown people but one boy of eleven. 
Only an active pastor knows what suoh re- 
sults mean. But numbers are not all we ac- 
complished. The strong teachSng element in 
every sermon will tell for many a day in the 
lives of us all. Brother Ashman did his best 
in his enthusiastic way. The church stood by 
nobly and gave their loyal support through- 
out. Our prayers go with Ashman as he pro- 
ceeds on his way, and the church here with 
its pastor takes up again its work with re- 
newed zeal and added responsibility. 

H..F. STUCKMAN. 



MT. ETNA, IOWA 

I wish to report a very succesful evangelis- 
tic campaign conducted by Brother P. G. Cole- 
man, evangelist and Brother Albert Eonk, as 
singer. We wish to report 29 converts, 13 of 
these being heads of families. We officially 
organized the church December 19, 1920 with 
a membership of 43, most of which were peo- 
ple ranging from 18 to 50 years. We wish to 
say to those interested that Brother Coleman 
is one of the greatest evangelists of the age. 
He seems to be able to reach people who 
seemed impossible to be reached. As a per- 
sonal worker and a general good fellow with 
all classes he cannot be excelled. Brother 
Eonk is equally good in his line of business. 
He is a great favorite with the children in his 
so-called tricks of magic. 

To any church wishing to hold a revival 
we can highly recommend Brother Coleman 
and Bonk. They will surely eajn your high- 
esteem and praise as they did ours. Words 
fail to express our gratitude and appreciation 
to these two men. We have a movement on 
foot by which we wish to put your paper in 
each home represented in the church. I al- 
most forgot to announce our church has been 
called the Mt. Etna Brethren church. Also 
the meeting closed with a love feast with a 
good attendance. 

We also have a fine Sunday school with an 
attendance of 64 on December 26 and with 
good prospects of from 75 to 100. We are 
very proud of this, considering the fact that 
there are two other schools at the same hour 
in a village of less than 150 population. 

CHESTER M. FOX, Secretary. 



NEWS FKOM CONEMAXTGH, PENNSYL- 
VANIA 

We have been too busy to make much of a 
report since our coming to Conemaugh. With 
so many interests demanding attention; with 
the need for a clear understanding of condi- 
tions that would enable us to meet the prob- 
lems which are peculiar to Conemaugh, we 
found our time fully occupied. Much as we 
wanted to engage in activities which we felt 
were important and pressing, we had to push 
aside everything temporarily until we got a 
grip upon our work here. This will account 
for our silence and also our seeming neglect. 

We had a pleasant pastorate in Morrell- 
ville, (2nd church) of two years and a half. 



It was our second service with the brethren 
of Morrellville. We served them onee before 
for about two years. But we are glad they 
were able to get so able and energetic a suc- 
cessor as Brother Wood. His success has been 
gratifying already, a matter for which we 
thank God and feel encouraged. 

The Conemaugh brethren have a splendid 
structiire; it is second to none in the brother- 
hood as far as beauty and convenience is con- 
cerned. Brother Hubbard and the Conemaugh 
brethren builded with vision when they 
planned and constructed their house of wor- 
ship. We are enjoying the fruit of their la- 
bor. 

Among the problems demanding immediate 
relief were those of finance and attendance. 
We began with both at once. The first has 
been successfully met. A week of special 
services were planned during the Thanksgiv- 
ing season and after a thorough campaign, we 
met the brethren with the request for $1,300 
to liquidate our church indebtedness. The re- 
sults far exceeded our expectations. The 
brethren gave us almost $3,000 in cash and 
after paying our notes off, we reported a cash 
balance, still increasing, of over $1,500. With 
this sum we will undertake some changes 
which the brethren found could be made after 
their building was completed. 

AVe cannot say as much for our other prob- 
lem — that of the attendance. Slowly it is 
moving forward, but hardly as rapidly as we 
desired, still it is not without its possibilities. 
Like most industrial centers, it felt keenly 
the turmoil and unrest of the World-war af- 
termath. We are looking for the "prophet" 
who foretold with great unction, "The pro- 
found and wonderful religious experience that 
will transform the church work, when the 
f ar-visioued men come back from France. ' ' 
Apparently they all got under the sod 'over 
there,' as they are conspicuous by their ab- 
sence; as also are the prophets. 

We begin our evangelistic services on Jan- 
uary 2nd. The churches of this east end of 
Johnstown are engaging in a simultaneous 
campaign, each pastor being his own evan- 
gelist. Brethren pray for us. 

We are lining up for our Bicentenary pro- 
gram and hope to get something definite done 
as soon as we can get things back to nor- 
mal again. 

G. H. JONES, Pastor. 



CORINTH AND LOREE CHURCHES 
Corinth 

The work at these churches is moving along 
in good shape. The Sunday school under the 
leadership of Brother Fred Carson is moving 
forward. Our attendance is not large but is 
not decreasing, and we are hoping that this 
winter we will not have road conditions to 
battle with as we have had in the past. Re- 
pairs have been made in the roads and this 
will have a tendency to increase our attend- 
ance at all services. Our attendance at the 
regular services is good. We began our meet- 
ing on the tenth of October, following the 
state conference and we had a good two 
weeks' meeting. Every one worked and we 
found them in their places each evening. Our 
attendance grew to the very last. We 
preached the old time gospel as best we could 
and the Lord honored our work by giviag us 



seven souls. To him be all honor and glory. 
On Monday night after the close of our meet- 
ing we had our regular semi-annual commun- 
ion services with the largest number sur- 
roiinding the tables since I have been pastor 
here. We had some of our good brethren from 
Denver here several evenings during the meet- ' 
ing. They came in a body and encouraged us 
and some were present at the love feast. 

It is a pleasure to work with such loyal peo- 
ple as we have here. And the longer we wor"k 
with them the more we learn to love them 
and we are always assured of their love and 
co-operation. They didn't forget to make 
thier pastor and his wife a gift at Christmas 
as a token of their love and respect, and 
which was very much appreciated. May God's 
richest and choicest blessings be upon them. 
Iioree 

News from this field may be of interest to 
you. We are still moving forward by the help 
of God to do greater things for him. Here, 
too, we have loyal workers who are anxious 
to work for their Master, and work day by 
day ' ' with an eye single to his glory. ' ' Mak- 
ing the first Sunday in each month parsonage 
day and the ojffering that day goes towards 
the parsonage debt. The interest in every 
department is good. Our regular services are 
well attended by both young and old, which 
we believe is an indication that people are 
coming back to the «hurch. On the 14th day 
of November we began our meeting under the 
leadership of Miss Aboud, who brought us the 
message each evening for two weeks and 
every service brought a large crowd to the 
church. On Sunday evenings the house wasn't 
large enough to accommodate them all. Eight 
souls made the good confession. Seven were 
baptized and received into the church. One. 
remains to be baptized. 

We have «(xperienced in the last year some 
very severe losses in death which we feel very 
keenly. One trustee, Brother James Miller, 
and two of our strong lay members, Mrs. Jo- 
seph Miller and Mrs. Mary Young. But God 
knows best and while it was a severe "loss to 
us, we feel it was to their gain and are will- 
ing to abide by his will and following his 
guiding hand. For all things work together 
for the good of those that love God. We have 
in this church sonie of the best and most 
highly respected people in this community 
and they all know how to treat their pastor. 
They are always doing something to show 
their love and respect and at the same time 
giving something that is useful and usually 
very much needed. And we pray that God's 
choicest blessings may be upon them. We 
covet the prayers of the brotherhood. 

C. A. STEWART. 



JARBED LOOSE 



We believe that is a good title for what we 
have to say in the next few lines. You have 
not heard much from Fort Scott for some 
time. We have not been asleep or in any 
other way off of the job. We have much 
rather been busy trying hard to jar things 
loose. We never saw a time before when it 
took so much Gospel dynamite to break things 
loose as today. It seems that the Devil has 
gotten the people so doped, o» has so put 
them to sleep that it takes some jolt to wake 
them up. We have been trying to get the 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



memliers of the cliurcli to wake up and rub 
their eyes until they get open. Thank God 
some eyes are opening to the situation and 
others are beginning to rub their eyes some. 

On December 28, Brother R. Paul Miller 
came to us for a three weeks' meeting. He 
found that Fort Scott is not snap for a Breth- 
ren preacher. I am sure that if you were to 
talk to him about the campaign here he would 
tell you that it was a man's job. It took all 
the blasting power of the strongest Gospel 
bombs he could bring. 

In justice to Brother Miller I must admit 
that the field was not in full readiness because 
of my physical disability due to my burns. 
In fact I was personally able to attend only 
about half of the services. 

Brother Miller brought on the Gospel bombs 
and jarred things loose as much as was pos- 
sible in the length of time and the meager 
preparation that was made before his arrival. 
It was found hard to get the house near 
filled. Yet in spite of all the handicaps placed 
in the way much good was accomplished. 

Besides doing the church members a great 
deal of good there were added to our aunil^er 
six by baptism, two by letter and three other 
confessions were made. We were also made 
glad by the reconsecration of a number of 
souls who had become lax and indifferent. We 
sincerely hope that the good work done here 
by Brother Miller in spreading a knowledge 
of the doctrines of the Brethren, in stirring 
up souls away from God and in getting us 
into touch with others we did not yet know, 
may bear fruit to the glory of God and the 
eternal blessing of many souls. 

Brethren, we need the prayers of all that 
we may be led aright in this great work. The 
Devil is surely doing his best all the time to 
lead away, if it were possible, even the elect. 
The 'work is hard here and we are but com- 
mon human beings. May we not count on 
your help through prayer? Some one has said, 
"More is accomplished through prayer than 
the world dreams of." 

GEORGE CONE. 



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MINUTES OF THE CONFERENCE OF 
OHIO BRETHREN CHURCHES AT ASH- 
LAND, OCTOBER 25 TO 27, 1920 

The Ohio churches assembled in conference 
at Ashland, Monday evening, October 25, 
1920. The conference opened with Moderator 
Baer in the chair. After devotions conducted 
by Elder A. B. Staley of Ashland, "Frater- 
nal Greetings" were brought to the confer- 
ence by Dr. E. J. Worst of the Ashland 
church. The appointment of Credential Com- 
mittees was then taken up and G. L. Maus,'A. 
C. Hendrickson and David King were selec- 
ted. At this point the first speaker of the 
evening, Elder G. L. Maus, of Bryan, was in- 
troduced. Brother Maus spoke very forcefully 
upon the theme, "Esligion in The Home," 
and many helpful thoughts were carried away 
by the audience. Prof. A. L. DeLozier, of the 
College, spoke on the theme, "The Church 
Culturing The Spiritual Life." The address 
delivered with characteristic earnestness and 
special emphasis on the words contained in the 
theme, led the people to see the work of the 
church ministering to the needs of mankind. 
After singing, this session was closed with 
prayer by Dr. Miller. 



Tuesday Morning — Business Session 
The morning session of Tuesday, October 
26 was opened with ' ' Prayer and Praise ' ' by 
Elder S. E. Christiansen of Columbus. Elder 
M. L. Sands, pastor at Fremont was elected 
Secretary-Treasurer of the Conference. Mod- 
erator Baer then called for reports fom Rep- 
representatives of Brethren Home, Ministerial 
Examining Board, State Statistician and Sec- 
retary of Mission Board. Reports were re- 
ceived from Dr. Miller of the Examining 
Board and Elder A. D. Gnagey for Mission 
Board. These reports were given orally and 
no record was made of them. The report of 
the Credential Committee showed that 27 min- 
isterial and 38 lay credentials had been pre- 
sented. 

At the regular chapel hour the students 
gathered in a body to share with the Con- 
ference, the splendid address by Dr. Bame 
of North Manchester. Dr. Bame illustrated 
his talk by use of blackboard and urged both 
students and delegates to give their lives in 
service for the home, the school and the 
church which are the three great factors for 
moral uplift in the nation. 

A song was sung as a transition from 
chapel hour to regular conference session. 
Vice-Moderator assumed charge and Modera- 
tor George Baer brought the Moderator's An- 
nual Address to the conference assembled. In 
his address Brother Baer said that general 
conditions in the conference were good and 
that the work as a whole had gone forward. 
Ohio did her part in all the activities of the 
brotherhood including the Four Year Program 
and Permanent Endowment. The churches 
were urged to co-operate in the Bicentenary 
Movement and the following suggestions were 
offered: (1) That evangelism be emphasized; 
(2) Instruction in Brethrenism be given, (3) 
Extensions in State Missions be made, (i) 
A more efficient ministry with provision for 
adequate wage for same, (5) Greater precau- 
tions in the calling and ordination of minis- 
ters. On motion report was referred to a 
committee which was to report to conference 
on suggestions contained therein. 

After singing, Dr. Bame addressed the 
conference on the Bicentenary Movement. Dr. 
Bame gave a brief report of the origin of the 
movement, the several points of the program 
which has been printed for distribution, and 
urged the appointment of a state director, and 
a director in each church to co-operate in car- 
rying out the program. 

' ' Ohio 's Participation and Realization ' ' 
was given by Dr. E. R. Teeter. Among other 
things he suggested that Ohio needed more 
enthusiasm, deeper spiritual life, a more def- 
inite consecration of talents and money, a 
gi-eater spirit of evangelism, and a larger Vis- 
ion of the possibilities of her publishing in- 
terests. An opportunity for general discus- 
sion was given and Prof. A. L. DeLozier, W. 
A. Gearhart, Lyman Wilkins took part. On 
motion the conference went on record as en- 
dorsing and adopting the Bicentenary Move- 
ment. Brother H. S. Jacobs, father of Dr. E. 
E. Jacobs, and one of the members of the 
original Dayton Convention, was called upon 
to address the conference. He spoke briefly 
of some early experiences and of his pleasure 
of being at the conference, but that his days 



of service were past as he was blind and 
much enfeebled. 

Sunday School Session 

Tuesday afternoon was given over to Sun- 
day school work. "Prayer and Praise" was 
led by Brother Starn of the College. Prof. J. 
A. Garber then gave an address entitled, 
"Present Emphasis in Religious Education." 
He said the present program is inadequate. 
We are not reaching the millions of un- 
churched people and not training those we 
have on our roll and in our classes. We need 
a larger and better program. In this program 
the home will become the great center of re- 
ligious education, the school will be imbued 
with religious teaching, the Sunday school 
will have to assume responsibility for train- 
ing teachers for their work. 

A Committee on Resolutions was appointed 
consisting of the following: F. C. Vanator, 
Mrs. Abbott, Prof. A. L. DeLozier. 

The address by Prof. H. H. Wolford on 
' ' Our Sunday School Objectives ' ' was most 
excellent. He emphasized the following points, 
teaching the Word of God, Winning the boys 
and girls and men to Christ, training the boys 
and girls for service, consecrated officers and 
teachers, the church with a Sunday School 
vision. As a means to greater attainment the 
Points of Excellence of the Sunday school 
program were stressed. 

A vocal solo was given at this time by one 
of the college girls (Secretary unable to get 
name). 

Prof. R. R. Haun spoke on the theme, 
"Possibilities of the Young People's Divi- 
sion. ' ' This address showed that much 
thought and consideration had been given to 
this work by the speaker. 

A. L. Lynn followed with an address on 
' ' The Sunday School Gleaning in the Com- 
munity. " The address given in Brother 
Lynn's masterful way stressed the thought 
that the great work of the Sunday school is 
the salvation of souls. 

On motion a committee was ordered ap- 
pointed to bring in nominees for Director of 
Bicentenary Movement, Religious Education, 
Sunday school and Christian: Endeavor depart- 
ments. 

On motion an Auditing Committee was ap- 
pointed, composed of following brethren, A. 
L. Lynn, C. E. Christiansen. 

Tuesday Evening Session 

Devotions were conducted by Elder M. L. 
Sands, pastor at Fremont. 

The following Brethren, Dr. E. M. Cobb, 
G. W. Kinsey. G. L. Maus, Martin Shively, 
F. C. Vanator, Dr.; J. A. Miller were elected to 
serve on Board of Evangelists. 

On motion it was decided to meet with the 
Theological class at 7:45 instead of regular 
conference session at 8:15 Wednesday morn- 
ing. 

The first address of the evening was given 
by Dr. J. A. Miller on the subject, "The Mis- 
sionary Challenge of The Bicentenary Move- 
ment." It is a great challenge indeed. A 
challenge worthy of the best possible effort on 
the part of all. A challenge that can be met 
and victory achieved through the determined 
effort on our part and the help of God. 

Miss Puterbaugh of the Voice Department 
of the College renderel a very beautiful solo 
at this time. 

The second address was given by Dr. Chas. 
Bame on the theme, "Advance Steps in Evan- 
gelism." It is possibe for every church to 
have a revival every year. To make this 
possibility come true there must be a spirit 



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JANUARY 5, 1921 



of real sacrifice and devotion, a new vision of 
the resurrected Christ, and new methods of 
presenting the Gospel to a dying world. 

After words of commendation by Modera- 
tor Baer, Dr. Bame closed with the benedic- 
tion of a day filled with good things for all. 
Wednesday Morning — Business Session 

Immediately following the meeting with 
the Theological class the regular work of the 
conference was taken up. A verbal report 
for the Mission Board was made by Dr. 
Gnagey which showed that the Mission work 
in Ohio was in good shape. The committee 
on Bicentenary Movement reported and the 
names of George Baer and Martin Shively 
were suggested as Directors for Ohio. Prof. 
J. A. Garber, Ashland, was named to head 
the Department of Keligious Education, A. L. 
Lynn, Ashland, the Sunday school depart- 
ment, and F. C. Vanator, Canton the Christian 
Endeavor Department. 

The report of the Resolutions Committee 
which was received and adopted is as fol- 
lows: 

Eesoved: That we express our gratitude to 
our heavenly Father for his loving care in 
making it possible for us thus to assemble 
once more for a conference on the great tasks 
of the church, and for his protection and 
prosperity during the past year: 

That we ebcpress our appreciation of the de- 
termination and real earnestness manifested 
by those who are giving us the Bicentenary 
Program; 

That we pledge our whole-hearted co-oper- 
ation toward the realization of the program 
in its entirety, especially the establishing of 
the family altar; and that we urge upon our 
churches a more ready and hearty response to 
this program than they gave to the Four 
Tear Program; 

That we urge our people to lay more empha- 
sis upon religious instruction of the young, 
not forgetting to make provision for the boys 
as well as the girls; 

That we petition, through our secretary, 
the Governor of Ohio to use his influence in 
placing the Bible back in the public schools; 

That we heartily endorse House Bill No. 
620. which has to do with law enforcement, 
and urge our people to assist in its passage. 

That we thank the people of Ashland for 
the entertainment so generously provided in 
their homes as well as the president and fac- 
ulty of the Colege for the co-operation given 
to this conference. 

Eespeetfully submitted, 
FEED C. VANATOE, Chairman, 
MES. C. W. ABBOTT, 
PEOF. A. L. DELOZIEE. 

Dr. J. Allen Miller was re-elected a mem- 
ber of the Ministerial Examining Board. 

At this time invitations were called for in 
behalf of next year 's conference and Dayton 
responded with a very gracious invitation 
which was accepted. 

Brother Orion Bowman was re-elected a 
member of the Board of Trustees of the 
Brethren Home. 

Brother Bowman was also re-elected a mem- 
ber of the Ohio Board of Church Trustees. 

Brother A. D. Gnagey was re-eleeted a mem- 
ber of the Mission Board. 

Chapel hour having arrived the students 
joined the delegates in sharing the blessings 
of the liour. Brother George Elinzie led in a 
Bible Study of Psalm 46 which was very 
helpful. 

After chapel hour conference resumed bus- 
iness and minutes of Monday and Tuesday 
were read and approved. 

The courtesies of the conference were ex- 
tended to Elder Freeman Ankrum of Garwin, 
Iowa. 

The election of conference officers resulted 
in the following men being chosen: 

Moderator, A. L. Lynn, of Ashland, Oslo. 
Vice Moderator, Prof. H. H. Wolford, Ash- 
land, Ohio. Seeretary-Teasurer, M. L. Sands. 
820 South St., Fremont, Ohio. 

At the same time H. H. Wolford, Ashland 
and E. M. Eiddle, Louisville, were elected 
members of the General Conference Executive 
Committee for the year 1921-22. 



The Committee on Suggestions of Modera- 
tor in Annual Address reported at this time 
and four of these suggestions were adopted. 
The suggestion of ordination of ministers 
was referred to joint committees composed of 
Ministerial Examining Board and Moderators' 
Suggestion Committee and instructed to re- 
port on same later in conference. 

On motion a committee of three composed 
of M. L. Sands, Martin Shively and Di-. Mil- 
ler was elected to take up the matter of Cre- 
dential form and see that same was printed. 

Mission Board report on apportionments 
was received and adopted; The report fol- 
lows : 

Mansfield, $260.00 

Canton, , 62.50 

Fostoria, <f 260.00 

Columbus, 300.00 

Eittman, . : 100.00 

To Jan. 1, 1921. 

Apportionments payable quarterly begin- 
ning October 1, 1920. 

Ashland, $35.00 

Ankneytown, 21.00 

Bryan, 21.00 

Buckeye City, 3.50 

Camden, 3.00 

Canton, 8.00 

Columbus, 3.50 

Dayton, 50.00 

Fair Haven, 17.50 

Fair View, 16.50 

Fremont, . : 6.00 

Fostoria, 1.50 

Gratis, 25.00 

Gretna, 12.00 

Homerville, .^ 4.00 

Louisville, 18.00 

Mansfield, ' 4.00 

Miamisburg, 6.00 

Zion Hill, 10.00 

Middlebranch, 7.00 

New Lebanon, 10.00 

North Georgetown, 5.00 

North Liberty, 2.00 

Pleasant Hill, 12.00 

Eittman, 2.00 

Salem, 10.00 

W. Alexandria, 10.00 

AVilliamstown, 12.00 

The report of the committee on Eevision of 
Eules regarding the Ordination of ministers 
in the State of Ohio was given by Dr. J. A. 
Miller. 

This committee suggests that the following 
be added to the present regulations concern- 
ing the ordination of ministers: 

1. That a written application for the ordi- 
nation of any person to the Elder's office, 
signed by the proper officials of the church, 
shall be forwarded to the chairman of the 
Ministerial Examining Board. Upon the re- 
ceipt of such application in due form a copy 
of same shall be forwarded to each member 
of said Examining Board. And further that 
in order to give each member of said Board 
full opportunity to consider the qualifications 
of the applicant thirty days shall intervene 
between the receipt of the application and 
the date of ordination if granted. 

2. That no person coming into the Breth- 
ren church from another denomination shall 
be ordained to the Elder's office until after 
the eixpiration of at least one y(^r after the 
reception into the Brethren church. If such 
person has been a minister prior to his re- 
ception into the Brethren church he may be 
commissioned by the local church to preach 
the Gospel. 

8. That any ordained minister of another 
denomination coming into the Brethren 
church may be received as such provided the 
Ministerial Examining Board approves his 
ordination previously received. Such approval 
of the Board shall, however, be held as ten- 
tative for a year from date of its granting. 
If the person so received shall have proved 
himself worthy during the year the Board 
may upon the request of the church of which 
the person is a member give full approval to 
his ordination. 

4. The Ministerial Examining Board shall 



prepare in due form and in sufficient detail 
a questionaire and application blank for can- 
didates 's ordination, such questionaire shall 
furnish the Board with a knowledge of the 
.applicant's life and qualifications sufficiently 
full to enabe the Board to make an intelli- 
gent .and just decision as to applicant 's fitness 
for ministerial office. 

5. The Ministerial Examining Board sTiall 
formulate the course of reading that may be 
required as contemplated in Section 3, — 2d. 

The above was adopted and a committee 
composed of Prof. J. A. Garber, Dr. J. A. 
Miller, Prof. H. H. Wolford, M. L. Sands 
were elected to formulate and have printed 
for distribution the Constitution and By- 
Laws of the Ohio Conference and Eules Con- 
cerning the Ordination of Ministers; such 
leaflet to include the New Eegulation as 
adopted above. 

Wednesday Afternoon — Business Session 

Devotions were led by Elder G. W. Kinsey, 
after which the business was taken up and 
all the remaining business of the conference 
disposed of in this session. 

On motion the rule regarding the unexcused 
absence of ministerial delegates was ordered 
enforced and notice of same printed on back 
of Credential Blanks. 

The Committee to nominate Trustees for 
the College submitted the names of E. L. 
Kilhefner, Ashland; E. J. Worst, Ashand, A. 
C. Hendrickson, Ashland; Amos Fudge, Grat- 
is, Ohio. 

Auditing Committee reported the books of 
Secretary-Treasurer in first class order. 

A final report of the Credential Committee 
showed that 57 lay and 23 ministerial creden- 
tials had been received. This made a grand 
total of 80 delegates and $43.50 received for 
fees. 

Wednesday Afternoon C. E. Session 

The program was again taken up and a 
solo rendered by Brother Lloyd King of the 
College. 

This was followed by a most excellent ad- 
dress by F. C. Vanator, of Canton, on the 
Principle Points in our Bicentenary Move- 
ment for Christian Endeavor. 

Brother E. M. Eiddle, Louisville, also ad- 
dressed the conference on the subject, "Chris- 
tian Endeavor's Contribution to the Local 
Church." Both addresses were splendid and 
worthy of a larger place than the brief men- 
tion made in these minutes. 

Dr. L. L. Garber closed this session with a 
scholarly address on the theme, "The Marks 
of Endeavorers for Our Day." 

Conference adjourned to meet in Simultane- 
ous Meetings for men and women wherein 
such work as Ministerial Problems, W. M. S. 
and Sisterhood work were emphasized. 
Wednesday Evening— Closing Session 

This session opened 15 minutes earlier than . 
scheduled that the minutes of previous ses- 
sions might be read. The same were read and 
adopted. 

The regular program for the evening was 
taken up and devotions conducted by E. M. 
Riddle of Louisville, Ohio. Brother Eiddle 
read Romans 12 and voiced a very earnest pe- 
tition for God's blessing on the closing ses- 
sion of the conference. 

President E. E. Jacobs then addressed the 
conference on the theme, "Education and 
Kingdom Progress. This splendid address 
showed that there is a tendency on part of 
colleges to turn away from religion and re- 
ligious education and introduce materialism 
and worldliness instead. There is great need 
of education in real religion today in the col- 
eges and schools of our land. 

In the absence of Dr. E. M. Cobb of Day- 
ton, Ohio, Prof. H. H. Wolford gave a splend- 
did address on Stewardship of Life. This was 
another great message delivered with power 
and a most fitting message for the closing of 
a great conference that was fiUed with help- 
ful thoughts and plans for future work of 
the churches of Ohio. 

After singing, the benediction was pro- 
nounced by Dr. J. Allen Miller. 

GEORGE S. BAER, Moderator, 
MOETOISP L. SANDS, Secretary. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



' ' The Home the Mainstay of Beligion ' '. — ^Editor, 2 

The Cost of a Masterpiece — Editor, 3 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

The Evangelist, His Methods and His Message — B. T. Burnworth, 4 

Prayer Covering — J. A. Mclnturff, 5 

Giving God His Own — Mrs. E. A. Snowden, 5 

College Standards — E. E. Jacobs, 6 

America 's Helping Hand in the Near East — ^Editor, 

The Miracle of History — T. Darley Allen, 7 

The Great Apostasy — Charles H. Ashman, 8 

The Christian Daily Influence — O. E. Sibert, 9 



Glory Kindergarten, .<• 10 

Report from Eoanoke, Virginia — H. H. Eowsey, 11 

Can You Equal This Eeport, 11 

Echoes from Nappanee — ^Frieda Price, 11 

Observation and Comment — J. A. Garber, ■ 11 

Following the Great Physician, 12 

News from Krypton, Kentucky, la 

News from the Field, 12-14 

Tithing and Stewardship Corner, .- 14 

The Tie that Binds, 15 

In the Shadow, 16 i 



EDITORIAL 



"The Home the Mainstay of Religion" 



One of the most difficult tasks with which the ehurch is faced 
today is to maintain a semblance of religion in the home. Some have 
all but reached the conclusion that it is a waste of time and energy 
to attempt the task, in view of the increasing complexity of our 
modern life which offers but little encouragement to the maintenance 
of religious worship and instruction and the cultivation of a religious 
atmosphere in the home. It has been suggested that some Other 
institution must take the place of the home and supply the religious 
instruction and inspiration that the home ought to, and in years 
gone by did, provide. The family altar, it is maintained, is fallen 
beyond repair because the family interests are too diversified and the 
comings and goings of members of the family are too irregular to 
make possible the assembling of the family for worship or instruc- 
tion. The parents are ignorant concerning the Word, do little or no 
reading and have not the sympathy, tact or desire to teach their 
children or direct them in religious matters. Children are wholly de- 
pendent, by the choice of their parents, upon the Sunday school or 
other agency of the church for religious instruction and encourage- 
ment in the definite acceptance of the Christian life. And so, there 
is a tendency to concede the situation to be hopeless, place no de- 
pendence upon the home for the performance of this time honored 
and God-given duty and make other arrangements for bringing to the 
children and youth of our land the instruction and encouragement 
in religion that is so much needed. 

It is true that the situation must be frankly faced, and that the 
facts are not encouraging. We cannot place great dependence 
upon the home as long as present conditions exist. And we cannot 
expect anj'thing better of the non-Christian home. If children from 
such homes are ever to be instructed concerning the spirituat and 
abiding things of life, such instruction must come from some source 
outside the home; and there is no agency beside the church that is 
able and willing to perform this service. If the church fails here 
these children must lose all that Christianity might mean to them if 
brought to them in their tender years. And how vast an army of 
children without Christian, homes and religious influences await the 
churchs' ministry of teaching! 

But what about those homes that are professedly Christian; those 
homes in which father or mother or both are members of some church 
and have pledged loyalty to the teachings of Jesus Christ? What 



shall we expect of such homes? What have we a right to expect? If 
we; can expect no more than the situation promises at present the out- 
look is unpleasant to consider. Eegretful as it is, yet there is little 
more prayer or religious instruction in the average Christian home 
than there is in the home that makes no profession of Christianity. 
Here is the crux of the difficulty and the secret of the church's weak- 
ness — where weakness axists. The home has ever been and will con- 
tinue to be "the mainstay of religion." When the homes of those 
who' profess religion show no signs of the possession of religion, all 
profession is considered little more than a "scrap of paper," and the 
church itself is looked upon as an institution without function. We 
dare not resign ourselves to the situation; we must expect and insist 
upon a revival of religion in the home and a definite effort to instruct 
children in religion. 

God made the home primarily responsible for the maintenance of 
religion, and for conserving and perpetuating the true knowledge of 
God and encouraging obedience to the divine will. Hear the words 
he spoke through Moses: "These words which I command thee this 
day shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto 
thy children, and shall talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, 
and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and 
when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine 
hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thin^ eyes. And thou 
shalt write them upon the posts of thine house, and on thy gates." 
The word of God was to be in the heart of the pareat and to be 
taught diligently to the children. It was to be the common conver- 
sation of the home, applied to every situation and everywhere in evi- 
dence. One of the great reasons for God's confidence in Abraham was 
the fact that he was faithful in the discharge of his responsibility for 
the religious training of his household. He said, "For I know him, 
that he will command his children and his household after him, and 
they shall keep the way of the Lord." Here is where the responsi- 
bility rests first of all. The church is by no means exempt, but no 
amount of religious education carried on by the church through her 
various and invaluable agencies can lessen the responsibility of the 
Christian home. It is divinely placed; it goes with the relation. 

The future demands that the home shall faithfully instruct the 
children in the way of the Lord. In the home and religious home 
training of today you will inevitably have the life and efficiency o>. 



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the ch.uroli of tomorrow. It is in the home that the life must receive 
its bent toward God if it is ever to have one, and it is there more 
than any place else that men and women are fitted and trained for 
holy callings and responsible positions in the church. The school and 
the church can only give touch and tone to what has already been 
done in the home. As one remarked, ''In tenderest years life im- 
pressions are made, habits are fixed and characters are formed." If 
the church is to secure its future; if the ministry is to be adequately 
recruited, if its missionary calls are to have their volunteers, if the 
local churches are to have an efficient lay leadership, the church must 
in some way bring to bear upon the hearts of the parents in Christian 
homes the fact that they carry the key to the situation. 

Furthermore the rights of children require that they shall receive 
proper religious instruction in the home. We have come generally to 
recognize that a child has a right to be both well bom and well cared 
for, that it may not enter into life physically handicapped. But such 
a right is no more sacred than that of receiving the proper kind of 
spiritual impulses, impressions and instructions. The child has a 
right to hear his father's voice in prayer around the family altar and 
to receive religious instruction at his hands. He who fails here is 
guilty not merely of personal irreligion, but of injustice to his off- 
spring. Many a parent has been heard to speak of the precious mem- 
ories of his father's or mother's prayers and religious instruction, 
while he himself never conducted family devotions, nor spent a mo- 
ment in teaching his children concerning his father's God. Many a 
man has been held steady and strong in the midst of some subtle 
temptation of later life because of the memory of parental prayers, 
but at the same time he deliberately denied to his children the heri- 
tage that had been of such incalculable moral value to him. He who 
acknowledges benefit derived from a father's stalwart religion and a 
mother's tender instruction is under the supreme obligation to give 
to those of his own flesh and blood some prayers and religious in- 
otruction that will help them to realize God. 

Nothing can take the place of the home as a means of develop- 
ing and sustaining a warm religious life. If the family is not to be 
encouraged to maintain religious worship, and if the Word of God is 
not to be taught in the home, the church's task will grow steadily 
more difficult. The family is the basis of life, — religious, social and 
political, and the family will make or mar all other relationships. 
Whatever may be done to purify, elevate and Christianize a commun- 
ity, no very real' and abiding results can be obtained until the religion 
of Jesus Christ is planted in the homes. However much we may agi- 
tate for a revival of religion among indifferent church members, it 
will never be very deep nor permanent until there is a revival of 
reiigion in the home and there is a rebuilding of the family altar. 
However wisely, earnestly and persistently the church may seek to 
bring about the religious education of children in other ways, it neg- 
lects the most important means if it does not seek to re-establish the 
school of religion in the home. Here is to be found the most strate- 
gic point in any effort to revitalize religion. Here is the head of the 
waters that will supply the church of tomorrow. 



The Cost of a Masterpiece 

A story is told of an artist who became famous because of his 
ability to put into his pictures reds and crimsons of a hue no other 
artist could copy. He held the secret locked within his own breast. 
He was working on what he told his friends would be his master- 
piece. The final touches were being put upon it. His friends called 
one morning, and no one answering their knock, they pushed their 
way into his studio. 

There was the masterpiece, and stretched upon the floor before it 
was the artist — dead! The examining physician said: "He has hard- 
ly a; pint of blood in his whole body! " 

The truth was out. He had nii.xed his own blood with the paint 
and had thus made the unexplainable crimson. 

Jesus Christ accomplished his masterpiece when he wrought the 
salvation of the world. He demonstrated to men his ability to blot 
out sins of 'the deepest dye, and to strike out even the most guilty 
conscience. No one ever lived who was able to copy him in it. And 
yet it was no secret. He did it with his own blood. 

Have you ever desired to produce a masterpiece? Many aspiring 
souls crave the honor of having risen to that point where they are 
able to stand apart from their fellows because of their extraordinary 
accomplishments. Yet there are few who reach this coveted posi- 



tion because so many are unwilling to pay the cost. A masterpiece 
comes exceedingly high. It demands a life of sacrifice. It is done 
only in blood. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

Brother Gearhart reports that a teacher has been secured for the 
Krypton school. 

The second Sunday in February is set aside by General Confer- 
ence for taking an offering by the Board of Benevolences in behalf 
of the Superannuated Ministers of our church. 

Brother Freeman Ankrum reports that his people of Garwin, Iowa, 
have suffered much from the fall in prices of farm products. Yet they 
are determined to sacrifice a little more and not let their local work 
suffer. 

Don't fail to read the "Stewardship and Tithing Corner." If 
you have not had Stewardship Day in your congregation, or if you 
want to have another you will find some references as to material on 
the subject. 

On the Christian Endeavor page you will find some interesting 
reports from societies, as well as messages from national officers. 
Reports from other societies, or messages from Christian Endeavorers 
will be welcomed. 

Prom New Lebanon comes a good letter con-cerning the work 
at that place. Brother G. W. Eanzie, the pastor, is leading his forces 
forward. The Sunday school is doing especially good work. Brother 
James Cook recently led them in a successful evangelistic campaign. 

From Waterloo, Iowa, comes a letter informing us that the wide- 
awake Brethren church of that city is still forging ahead under the 
able leadership of their aggressive pastor. Dr. W. H. Beachler. The 
Pilgrim Pageant which they staged is worthy of note, as is also the 
splendid financial condition of the congregation. 

Brother I. D. Bowman reports his evangelistic campaign held at 
Gatewood, West Virginia and while he enumerates a number of things 
that militated against greater success, yet he sees cause for encour- 
agement in the brighter future of the church, as well as the number 
of converts resulting from the meeting. 

Brother S. E. Christiansen reports that the ' ' Columbus Brethren 
are doing fine. ' ' He is planning a soul-saving campaign to end at 
Easter, and has the courage to ask God for fifty souls. He requests 
others to pray to that end. Brother Christiansen states that he is to 
return to his home in Norway about the middle of the year. We shall 
miss him during the two years of his proposed absence, but he expects 
to be busy preaching the gospel to his own people. 

Perhaps no sister of the church is more widely known than is 
Sister Vianna Detwiler and everywhere she is highly regarded as a 
servant of God. She has proven her efficiency as a worker for the 
Master in many fields, and now she is in a hospital, sick. Many of 
her friends who have enough and to spare will want to share with 
her in this hour of her need, as Brother N. W. Jennings suggests in 
his note in the ' ' News from the Field. ' ' "He gives two addresses for 
your convenience. 

A report of substantial progress such as Milledgeville is accus- 
tomed to make comes to us from the accurate pen of Brother Miles 
J. Snyder, the pastor. The Sunday school has gained a most excellent 
attendance record; Sunday school workers should take note. The un- 
selfish spirit demonstrated in regard to plans for their evangelistic 
campaign is most commendable. The church that is willing to sac- 
rifice for the sake of others will not lose out in the end. 

The following telegram from Dayton is self-explanatory. All will 
rejoice to learn of the great crowds and will hope to learn later of 
a great ingathering of souls. May there be liberal response to Dr. 
Cobb's request for prayer. 

Dayton, Ohio, January 9-10, 1921. 
Geo. S. Baer, Editor Brethren Evangelist, Ashland, Ohio. 

The great auditorium of the First Brethren church was packed 
beyond capacity to hear Arthur Lynn sing, and to hear Dr. Bame 
preach tonight, and Miss Aboud preached to the overflow in the lower 
auditorium and still scores were turned^ away. ?raise the Lord. 
Brethf«,j|r^y,j£j^Tl|:'poQ|QHcal. Library E. M. Cobb. 

Aslilund, Ohio 



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GENER AL AR TICLES 

The Evangelist, His Methods and His Message. By b. t. Bumworth 

Address given at the Late General Conference, Winona Lalie, Indiana 



A good starting point on the theme should be to remem- 
ber that there are diversities of gifts, that some are called 
to be teachers, pastors and some evangelists. Those called 
to evangelism are of course the ones to do evangelistic work, 
and they are not necessarily pastors out of a job or just any 
persons who may be picked up to tide over the season. The 
evangelist is called of God as surely as the pastor or mis- 
sionary and when in need of such services a church should 
carefully choose such as are proven, for there is no one thing 
that is of greater moment to the local church during the 
year than the revival. I am happy indeed that the subject 
finds a voice in this conference ; I might well say, has recov- 
ered its voice, for in our first conferences at Winona up to 
the Bible Conferences preceding ours a decade ago, evan- 
gelism was a pronounced theme. I am even glad that the 
evangelists have organized themselves and herein lies my en- 
dorsement of the Evangelistic and Bible Study League, with 
its fine objective of a revival in every church and especially 
in those that could not so provide one without this associa- 
tion. 

Evangelism is the A. B. C. of the Christian life. It is the 
Alpha and Omega, and whether in the beginning or the end, 
the acid test in the final analysis of all our organization is 
evangelism; whether it be preaching or teaching all is in 
vain if souls are not saved and if there is no nurturing of 
Christian character. The mission of the church is to "save 
souls" and its only mission, unless we add "and to keep 
them saved. ' ' The moment any church admits a singer who 
does not sing to save souls or calls a pastor who does not 
preach to save souls or elects a deacon who is not a soul win- 
ner or even gives an entertainment whose chief object is not 
to save the souls of those present it lacks just that much in 
functioning properly and ceases that much to be a real 
church fulfilling its magnificent God-given mission. I don't 
care who the preacher is or how large his salary or even 
if they call him doctor, if after he tells how large his Sun- 
day school is, or how fine his W. M. S. or S. M. M. or Y. P. 
S. C. E., if that machine, — like the one used in the west 
called a combine, — that cuts, threshes and sacks the grain 
— if the whole combine doesn't save souls, it is steering 
straight for eternal wreckage. When I read a resume of a 
year 's work by some pastor and it ends by saying there were 
no souls brought into the Kingdom, then I know he is like 
that little old steam boat that every time they blew the whis- 
tle it stopped the boat. There is too much steam consumed 
that don't get results. 

Enough for a general introduction on evangelism. Let 
us now look at the 
I Evangelist. 

He is an expert who gives all his time to soul winning 
and comes into your church not to hold a meeting, nor to 
have a revival, but to assist you in drawing in the net. 

Some of this peculiarly called servant's qualifications 
are (a) Good Health. He will need all his reserve strength 
and at the end of a busy season will find that he has been 
called to a difficult and exacting task. 

(b) Good Voice. He must be able to be heard if he has 
anything to say, but thunder must not be used as a substi- 
tute for lightning. If his voice will permit singing he is 
doubly blessed. But one of our most popular evangelists 
does not have a good voice. 

(c) Personality. This too is not to be despised. A fine 
big magnetic physique and personality is at once an advan- 
tage over the little fellow that has to have brains instead of 
beef. No one was much smaller than Napoleon or Paul. But 
this is all superficial, let us look again. 

The evangelist must be fiormed, reformed and informed 
of God. That is, he must believe God to be his creator, and 



that God was there when it happened and gave us a true 
account of it through the inspired writer of Genesis. Even 
if we insist on being anthropoid apes let's quit making 
monkeys out of ourselves. I have seen some evangelists that 
almost convinced me of the evolution theory, but the kind 
of an evangelist that I want to assist me in a meeting is the 
kind that always was a man and continued to be one after 
he became an evangelist. 

(b) Reformed of God. Not salvation by character nor 
yet by mere morality, not even because he pays his taxes, 
but who not only believes but knows the blood of Jesus 
Christ cleanses from all sui and makes us new creatures in 
Christ Jesus. The first time I heard Gypsy Smith he said, 
' ' A man should so live that he would remind you of Jesus. ' ' 
In short; an evangelist must be a converted man, must have 
had an experience; he must be a man who has been to the 
cross and knows all the way, so he can lead others there. 

(c) Informed of God. Don't misunderstand me, 1 be- 
lieve in scholarship, education and training as almost inval- 
uable, but I believe more in heart culture than of the head. 
Let those that would teach others sit first at the feet of the 
great Teacher and then teach that which they know winged 
to them in faith. 

II Methods of the Evangelist. 

Methods may vary; principles never do. They may be 
grouped under two heads, sane and sensational. Like the 
one who said he was going to have a safe and "sanitary" 
4th of July celebration, if Ave apply the safe standard it will 
reduce the number considerably and even the "sanitary" 
part may need a little airing. 

Successful evangelism can be conducted by means of 
Bible study, prayer, personal work, Gospel preaching .and 
good singing when you can have it. Most all the rest is su- 
perfluous. I do not make a plea for the old and tried . so 
much as for the legitimate and the reasonable. 

Let the evangelist be no cloAvn. Don't stand on your 
liead in the corner to attract attention, but like Paul turn 
things upside down by gospel preaching because the wrong 
side is up. 

I don't believe in sensational subjects; nothuig is more 
popular than the plain word of God. Pardon me, if I have 
heard you, but I never yet in a single instance ever saw a 
man make good who announced a sensational subject. First, 
he assumes too much. The people expect too much and they 
are disappointed. The faithful have to be ashamed for him. 
The evangelist's business is not to entertain. 

Don't ape some one else. For several years now we 
have any number of miniature Billy Sundays. Learn from 
others, but be your self. Don't attempt to be Sunday, 
Spurgeon or who ever may be the author of the sermon you 
are preaching, and remember always you can't make an 
American eagle out of a jay bird. 

Evangelistic Finance. The so-called free will offering 
has generally been adopted because under this modest nom 
de plume many high handed cases of wire pulling and third 
degree meUiods are used. If it is a free will offeriag, let it 
be that. Many complaints have come to me because of the 
way some evangelists after spending three weeks telling how 
big they are, the last day they suddenly become either pau- 
pers or autocrats. It is not right for any congregation to 
give the evangelist for two or. three Aveeks more than you 
pay the pastor for half the year and then cut down on your 
missionary apportionment and otherwise rob God to have it 
said that your church gave the biggest offering yet. 

Evangelistic Mathematics. AVe will presume that you 
are honest here but that your mathematics are bad. To 
overcount is as bad as not to count at all. A pastor re- 
cently said an evangelist reported 800 converts in his church 



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when there were only 63. Make your converts take a posi- 
tive stand ; it will be better for them and all concerned and 
then all danger in the count will be avoided. I have been 
in this "raise your hand, wink your eye, pop corn meeting" 
when if a fellow would have scratched his ear he would have 
been counted a convert. Why all this anxiety about num- 
bers? Beware of those that have itching ears these last 
days. You are working for the glory of God and the sal- 
vation of soiils, not mere numbers. Be fair and report your 
small meetings as well as the so-called big ones. 

Ill The Message. 

I have already written at length; just a word in clos- 
ing You must know the evangel. When you cry to the 
thirsty, "Come ye to the waters," you must have yoiir 
pitcher full. Let your message be sound in th Bible being 



the word of God. Jesus Christ being the Son of God, sound 
on heaven, likewise hell, and make no uncertain sound as to 
the atonement and the cross. Oh yes, you must believe if 
you are going to make believers. You can't quiet a hungry 
baby with a milk ticket. Christianity is the only sympa- 
thetic religion in the world. Not philosophy, not science, 
but genuine old time religion. Don't talk to a mother who 
has lost her babe about the survival of the fittest, or to a 
dying man about being confident in the Great-to-Be, The 
Everlasting-Now, the Wonderful- What-is-It, but turn to the 
23rd Psalm, so weird, so tender and true and read and offer 
a prayer and tears will be dried and peace and calm and 
fortitude will come as calmly and beautifully as a Avestern 
sunset. Preach the Word. It is still the power of God unto 
salvation to all that will receive and believe it. 
Lanark, Ilinois. 



Prayer Covering. By j. a. Mcinturff 



But if any man seemeth to be Contentious.We (Apostks) have no such custom, neither the churches of God.-I Corintihons 11-16. 



This editorial is not to raise a question of doctrine or to 
in any way reflect on those who have been taught and who 
wear an artificial covering which is commonly called the 
prayer covering. The Scripture which is referred to is 1 
Corinthians 11 :1-17. The Church of the Brethren interprets 
this to teach that women should wear some kind of covering 
on the head in time of prayer and worship. The Brethren 
church has departed from this practice of the Chiirch of the 
Brethren. There is diversity of interpretation among the 
theologians and ministers. There are many interpretations, 
but the Brethren church believes that there is here, nothing 
that is AUTHOEITY for a custom which is IMPERATIVE 
and Avhich gives the church POWER to say to her members 
you MUST conform to this custom. The principle is ' ' Head- 
ship, " as set forth in verse 3. The principle is announced 
in verse 3, and applied in verse 10. Application and explan- 
ation follow in verse 13, and verse 14. The REAL covering 
of GLORY, is set forth in verse 15. "But if a woman have 
long HAIR, it is a GLORY to her, for her HAIR is given her 
FOR A COVERING." Historically at this time, A. D. 57. 
the Jewish men wore LONG hair. The women, both Jew and 
Gentile (except the unchaste) wore LONG hair. The Avomen 
wore a veil when in public which covered the face and head 
except a small part about the eyes. TertuUian, A. D., 160, 
Avrote against the movement to abridge the custom, because 
any Avoman Avho appeared in public unveiled Avas by the 
force of custom and laAv looked upon as immoral. Clement 
of Alexandria favored the custom on the same ground. 
Cyprian opposed the custom because the Romans tised the 
veil in pagan Avorship. But note that not one of the histor- 
ians Avho advocated the A^eil CA^er claimed any GOSPEL AU- 
THORITY for it. No one ever said that Jesus taught it, in 
fact Ave knoAv that it was unknown in the "churches of 
God" for 57 years. Paul says so in, verse 16. It Avas NOT 
a custom Avith the Apostles because Paul says it was not. 
"We have no such custom." We desire to establish this 
first : THE CHURCH DID NOT HAVE ANY SUCH CUS- 
TOM FOR FIFTY AND SEVEN YEARS OF ITS APOS- 



TOLIC LIFE AND HISTORY, and the Church Fathers, 
Avhen they wrote about it, NEVER CLAIMED CHRIST'S 
AUTHORITY FOR THE CUSTOM. Again, it should be 
kept in mind that Paul, when he Avrote to Corinth did not. 
CLAIM that it Avas from the Lord, nor did he anticipate that 
it Avould be generally accepted; for indeed he anticipated 
that "if any man be contentious." WE HAVE NO SUCH 
CUSTOM. If this Avas more than a recommendation because 
of local conditions, if it Avas a command from God, Avould 
Paul give any recognition to any man Avho opposed it? Are 
the commands of the Gospel conditioned upon the "conten- 
tious ? " Is opposition to limit the application of a command 
of God? Paul tells them it is SOMETHING NEW. Not the 
principle, but the recommendation as to method in applying 
it. Go into history and you Avill find the custom died as the 
conditions Avhich made it a practical thing gave Avay. There- 
fore, if Christ did not command it, nor the church practice 
it for fifty and seven years after Christ, and if Paul made 
exception for the man who did not want his Avife to take up 
the custom; if it was conditioned upon their choice in the 
matter, Ave are safe in the position avc take. There is NO 
Gospel authority for it. Fifty-seven years the church 
KNEW NO such custom. It Avas a recommendation, only 
NOT a command from the Lord, or no one Avould have been 
recognized Avho opposed it. All this Avith the fact that lies 
in the text above that after Paul had made the recommenda- 
tion and given his reason Avhich was that women Avould bet- 
ter AA^ear the veil than be considered immoral, he then says 
that he has no apostolic authority and MORE that the Ms- 
tory of the church for the days of the Master had "no such 
custom. ' ' This fact, that Paul Avould NOT have them think 
that it Avas Avith apostolic authority or even the authority of 
the practice and history of the church, would make it clear 
that it Avas only a matter of common sense demanded by the 
local conditions and NOT to be accepted as a command of 
the Lord or to be perpetuated after conditions no longer 
demanded it. — From the Goshen Church "Weekly News" 
and sent for publication in The Evangelist. 



Giving God His Own. By Mrs. E. a. Snowden 



For more than nineteen centuries most people who pro- 
i fess to be Christians have either been asleep or did not un- 
derstand God's Word m Malachi 3 :10, or if they did under- 
stand they heeded not, because, they Avould rather lay up 
wealth here, for self and perhaps selfish purposes, than to 
lay up treasures in heaven. 

Perhaps they do not often read Matthew 6:21,— "For 
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." I 
fear many hearts are more on the possessions and pleasures 
of this life, than on the things of heaven ; which is very de- 
plorable, for all of these things Avill perish, no one can take 
them to the grave. In 1 Timothy 6 :7, Ave read, "For Ave 
brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can 



carry out, ' ' and AA^e find no pockets in the shroud, and should 
there be, thieves Avoiild unearth the graves and loot the 
pockets. 

But I hear some one say, "Our children Avill enjoy Avhat 
Ave leave behind;" but do they? I have seen and knoAA^n of 
such, and found that Avhen the lawyers had all they Avanted 
of the estate, that some of the children did enjoy a great 
share of AA^hat the parents left, and that others of the family 
enjoyed ( ?) a very bitter feelmg against this or that sister 
or brother, and the devU enjoyed it all more than any of 
them for all were doing his Avill Therefore ray advice is to 
give God his tenth and as much more as you can (all thait 
the laAvyer wOuld get at any rate), to help build up his cause 



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here, and by so doing you are laying up treasures in heaven. 
And then the heart will be on heavenly things where it 
ought to be most of the time and children will have plenty 
too. I have learned that the more we give to God's cause 
the more we have and the better we feel. For when I was 
able or allowed, to give only in cents, instead of dollars, I 
did not feel right, but since we are all agreed not only that 
God expects, but that he shall receive his own, the tenth, we 
are able to give dollars where I gave cents, and I feel that 
we surely have proved him, and that he has so blessed us 
that we also have dollars where we only had cents, and 
how much better we feel! 

But I do not think we should feel that because we give 
the tenth that we have done our whole duty, for we have not. 
We have only given him what was not ours, but his own. So 
until we give more than the tenth ^ve have given nothing for 
ourselves. 

But some one will say we can't get along on the nine- 
tenths. Have you earnestly tried it ? If not, give God a fair 
chance to prove himself. 

Do you know that no church or Christian institution 
would need to ask for one dollar, if all would give the tenth? 
Why, there would be enough money to build churches, col- 
leges, missions and send missionaries wherever needed. 

It is wonderful how much you have to give at the end 
of the month Avhen you lay the tenth in God's pocketbook. 
To some it may seem as though it would be too much to give 
at one time. Well then, give it each week and it won't seem 
so much and yet you are giving the same amount. 

Now some may ask, what is the tenth ? Shall I first take 
out all of my business expense 1 Others ask, Shall I take out 



my living expenses ? and so on. That to me sounds as though 
you were afraid you would give a little more than you want 
to give. I for one feel that if my husband earns $20, $30, or 
$40 a week, that either $2, $3 or $4 is the tenth, and I look 
forward anxiously each week to see where at the month's 
end, I wish to contribute that $8, $12 or $16 for his cause. . 
would feel ashamed to give God any less, for it is all x.j. ' 
anyway. Even "the cattle on a thousand hills and all t 
oil under the ground are his, so he says prove me and se., 
I will not open the windows of heaven. That we have done 
and have seen that we have more, save more and give more. 

Oh ! it pays to take God at his word. But each one mus-t 
decide for himself what God expects him to give. My idea 
of the tenth, I'm sure, many will disagree with. But I do 
not want to rob God. We did that long enough before we 
saw the light concerning the tenth. And thetn, should it 
requii'e less than this, we are that" much to the good in 
heavenly treasures. It is best to be on the safe side. 

And say, don't you get tired of having your pastor beg, 
beg, beg, almost every Sunday for money for this, that, or' 
the other work of the church? Well, try giving the tenth, 
every one of you for three months and see the result in the 
church 's finances. I feel sure you would never give any less, 
out more Avhen opportunity comes. 

To me God's Word and work are so precious, I do not 
see how any one can have the heart to withhold from him, 
his own. But God is loving. He will let lis have our OAvn 
way in this life ; but Ave must remember that in the end, we 
reap what we have sown, and enjoy the treasures we have 
laid up. We can't expect more from a loving, just God. 

Pomona, California. 



College Standards. By President E. E. Jacob s 



Some time ago, a graduate of this school applied to the 
department of Public Instruction in an adjoining state for 
a certificate to teach school. This request brought to my 
office a questionaire from the superintendent of schools of 
that state, consisting of four pages and containing almost 
one hmidred questions regarding our college. Was I happy 
to reply? Well, before I answer,' read some of the questions, 
How many teachers and degrees? Hoav many books in the 
library? Their Avorth? Hoav many acres in the campus? 
HoAV many devoted to athletics? Number of trustees and 
hoAv elected? Value of laboratories, physical, chemical, bio- 
logical? Amount of productive endoAvment? Unproductive 
endoAA'ment? Yearly income from endoAvment? From tui- 
tions? Fees? Gifts? Salaries of Faculty? Salary of janitor? 
Amount spent on library? Total material resources? Num- 
ber and kind of buildings? Number of graduates Avith A. B. 
degree last year? Total number since founding of school? 
HoAV many Aveeks in session? Courses in summer school 
etc.? 

To be sure there Avere other questions, but the most 
casual reader AA-ould discover that the college Avas to be 
ranked mo.stly on three points, viz., size, financial resources. 



and teaching staff. And all three of these hang on the 
money part. Verily, the god of this world is Mammon, but 
what are you going to do about it? 

If there are other interests of the church which can not 
gain recognition Avithout such a statement of financial 
Avorth, then they can sympathize with the college. I am not 
AA'hoUy aAvare of what all the other interests are up against, 
but my mind is made i;p about the college. 

But to finish my story. If the state department which 
I have in mind does not see fit to grant this young person 
a certificate, then who is the loser? And who will feel ill? 
And AA'ho has a right to feel so? And who will advise his 
friends to go elseAvhere? And who had robbed that young 
person out of the four best years of his life? And who is 
to blame? 

Well, let us put the blame squarely on the shoulders of 
the state authorities. Where does that get us ? Nowhere. Is 
that the only state? No, there are about fifty just like it, 
only in some cases they are more stringent. College day is 
coming in June. Let us think it all over by that time. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



America's Helping Hand in the Near East. By the Editor 



Frequent reports haA'e come to us from various parts of 
tlie brotherhood concerning contributions being made to the 
Near East Eelief, Avhich has been America's helping in the 
Near East. This organization has carried on a noble Avork 
in behalf of the homeless and starving children of Avar-dev- 
astated Armenia. It aa'iLI doubtless be of interest to our 
readers to have some figures that Avill tell them of the mag- 
nitude of the Avork that has been done by the generosity of 
Christian Americans through the instrumentality of the 
Near East Relief. The CAddent efficiency of this orgardza 
tion giA"es confidence to all Avho haA^e giA^en of the substance 
during the past year that their funds have faithfully and 
carefully applied. 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Near East 
Relief held in NeAv York on January 7, Mr. Cleveland H. 



Dodge, Treasurer, reported total receipts for the year to be 
$14,697,879.91. 

Mr. Dodge stated that including" government flour, made 
aA^ailable through Mr. Herbert HooA^er and the American Re- 
lief Administration, the total American relief operations in 
the Near East duruig the past year amounted to more than 
$30,000,000. and the total since the beginning of the ogani- 
zation is something more than $55,000,000. 

M. Charles V. Vickrey, the General Secretary, recently 
returned from the Near East, reported that niore than 1,- 
000,000 persons, chiefly refugee Avomen and children, have"" 
during the past year receiA^ed assistance, without Avhich 
most of them Avould have perished. There are at the present 
time 270 American relief Avorkers on the field exclusive of 
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gaged ill various forms of educational -vvork, and who are 
voluntarily co-operating in relief activities. 

The work begun among the orphans and refugees imme- 
diately after the massacres of 1915 has continued practically 
without interruption and doubtless must be contmued untU, 

^. juider some stable government, these people can be restored 

**-_^n safety to their lands and self-support. 

Repeated massacres and deportation have occurred dur- 
ing the past year. Several thousand thus met death in Ma- 
rash and Hadjin, exclusive of smaller outbreaks in other 
places. The result is that the winter months bring an ever- 
increasing number of refugees fleeing for safety to the cen- 
ters occupied by the relief workers. 

The recent successes of the Bolshevists in Russian Ar- 
menia have had only a negligible influence upon relief oper- 
ations since the major portion of the relief work has always 
been within the former Ottoman Empire rather than in 
Russia. Moreover, before the advance of the Bolshevists a 
considerable portion of the orphanage work in Russia was, 
under the leadership of American workers, transferred out 
of the comparatively small Bolshevik area. 

While it is the purpose of the Committee to confine its 



work as largely as possible to those children who have lost 
both father and mother and for whom no relatives can be 
found, it continues to be necessary to provide emergency re- 
lief for the large number of helpless refugees Avho have 
again this winter been dispossessed from their temporary 
homes by the military operations of the Nationalists and 
Bolshevists. These people will inevitably perish if left 
.\'itli"iit. t>«=istance during the winter months. 

"Hururg the past year Armenians. in America have con- 
tributed more than $1,000,000 through the Committee for 
the assistance of their ovrri people. $506,832 has been sent 
1^"^' Armenians in America for traveling expenses of between 
2,000 and 3,000 of their relatives whom they have brought 
to America. 

From all classes of Americans, and especially from the 
followers of the lowly Nazarene, there Avill continue to come 
a generous response to this need Avhich is so dire. And if 
any one has grown weary of giving let him remember that 
thousands of suffering children are growing more weary of 
crying for food and clothing and shelter. And to those who 
give gladly it will be refreshing to remember the words of 
the Master who said, Inasmuch as ye do it mito one of the 
least of these my brethren ye do it unto me. 



The Miracle of History. By t. Parley Alien 



The late H. Clay Trumbull referred to the Jews as the 
most interesting of races ; and especially is the recent history 
of this long dispersed people of interest to students of 
prophecy, who see in events following the late war every 
assurance of Israel's forming once more a nation in the land 
of its fathers with a government as distinctly Jewish as in 
the days of the prophets and the kings. 

The continued existence of the Jews without a country 
of their OAvn, exiles among the nations of the earth, and 
their preservation as a distinct people, for more than 
eighteen ceaituries, as ancient prophecy clearly declares, are 
among the most wonderful of all the evidences for the truth 
of the Bible and an assurance that the race has been pre- 
served in order to enact some part yet future in the plan 
of (frod for the salvation of mankind. 

What a Avonderfiil history has been Israel's! As Pro- 
fessor James K. Hosmer saj^s : "It is the marvel of history 
that this little people, beset and despised by all the eartli for 
ages, maintains its solidarity unimpaired. Unique among all 
the peoples of the earth, it has come imdoubtedly to the 
present day from the most distant antiquity. . . The Jew of 
New York, Chicago, St. Louis is, in body and soul, the Jew 
of London, of St. Petersburg, of, Constantinople, of _ the 
fenced cities of Judah in the days of David. There is no 
other case of a nation dispersed in all parts of the world 
and yet remaining a nation." 

Charles Lamli said of the Jews: "They are a piece of 
antiquity compared with which Stonehenge is in its nonage. 
They date beyond the pyramids." 

Ahvays have the Jews been pre-eminent intellectually. 
"A people with oriental sunlight in their blood," as Georgv. 
Eliot said of them, "They have a force which enables them 
to carry off the best prizes." 

Disraeli insisted that this race to which he belonged 
was superior to all others and that from the intellectual 
standpoint it had conquered modern Europe. Just what he 
meant may be seen when one thinks of the vast array of 
Jewish names that are distinguished in all lines that make 
for the world 's progress in the modern history of civilization. 

Another Jew said: "Had the Hebrews not been dis- 
turbed in their progress a thousand and more years ago, 
they would have solved all the great problems of civiliza- 
tion which are being solved now. ' ' 

Frederick the Great once asked his chaplain for a brief 
demonstration of Christianity and was answered, "The 
Jews, your majesty." The wonderful prophecies in tlie 
28th chapter of Deuteronomy and in various parts of the 
Old Testament describing with accuracy the history of the 
Jewish people through the centuries until today and times 



yet future afford an argument for the divine inspiration of 
the Bible with which every Christian should be familiar. An 
English divine once said that the prophecies relating to the 
Jews, compared with history, not only convinced him_of the 
truth of the Bible but amazed him beyond expression. 

This age demands that we be intelligent Christians' 
able to give to every one that asketh a reason of our hope ; 
and while our experience of the power of the Gospel may be 
all we require to assure us of the truth of our religion, yet 
for the sake of others we should be equipped to meet the 
objection so often heard that there is no argument for 
Christianity worth consideration, especially when Ave have 
the wonderful history of the Jews so long ago foretold and 
therefore bearing every evidence of being explainable only 
on the ground that holy men of old spake as they were 
moved by the Holy Ghost. 

The infidelity that exists all around us is not based upon 
scholarship. The average sceptic is ignorant of the evi- 
dences of Christianity, and the reasons that he advances for 
his hostility to religion are based upon misrepresentation 
and falsehood, and to meet such an infidelity as this requires 
A'ery often just such arguments as are afforded by the 
prophecies. Cleveland, Ohio. 

AFFLICTED WITH ADULTISM 

Mr. G. Hamilton Archibald has said that the great blun- 
der the churches are making is that of "adultism." He ha. 
only stated half the truth. . . The wide vision that would 
claim all the youth of the nation for the Kingdom has, as 
yet dawned upon few ; and they who, having seen it, are 
striving by all and every means to give it realization are re- 
garded either as dangerous innovators, or at best as faddists 
obsessed with an undue estimate of the importance of their 
own pet schemes. . . We may as well face the fact that our 
churches do not attract, nor do oitr Sunday schools retain, 
those whose lives are at once so full of promise and of peril. 
We do not ask that all should attempt the special work that 
we are eager to do. "Many tasks, many toilers." There is 
no desire to belittle or to criticise the work of other work- 
ers. All we ask is to be allowed to do our work as it is 
made clear to our vision. . . No barriers should be placed in 
the way of those who understand the need of the adoles- 
cent and are willing to meet it. The preservation of paint 
nrust yield to the formation of character ; and the occasional 
breakmg of a form or a gas globe must be regarded as a 
small price to be paid for the salvation of "John" from in- 
fluences that appeal to him, but which threaten to work his 
undoing. — J. Williams Butcher. 



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THE BRE THREN PULPIT 

The Great Apostasy. By Charles H. Ashman 

II THESSALONIANS 2:1-12 



From the isrophetie watclitower of God's Word comes 
the announcement that the days just preceding the return 
of Christ will witness the beginning of the formation of the 
Great Apostasy. The time when this mystery of religious 
lawlessness will begin to be manifest is known as the "Last 
Days." This expression, "The Last Days," has a two-fold 
meaning in the Greek. Generally, it applies to the entire 
gospel age. Particularly, it applies to the last days of this 
gospel age. There are two Greek words used to designate 
this two-fold meaning. The word, "husteros" means the 
latter or subsequent times relative to the times preceding. 
The word, "eskata," means the most remote, the last. It 
is the esl^ata meaning of the term to which we make refer- 
ence in this message. Some of God's own who now live may 
live into the last of these last days. We may be among the 
living when Christ shall descend to claim his bride and call 
her unto himself. These "Last Days" will witness the 
gathering clouds of the apostasy. We must distinguish be- 
tween AN APOSTASY and THE APOSTASY. There al- 
ways lias been an apostasy. Many anti-ehrists were abroad 
in John's day. But THE ANTI-CHRIST is yet to be re- 
vealed. Also THE APOSTASY is yet to be made manifest. 
It cannot become complete as long as the Holy Spirit and 
the church are in the world, but lil-e clouds gathering pre- 
ceding a storni, it will begin to show signs of formation. The 
church will never witness from an earthly view the apostasy 
in its fulness, but she will behold the gathering of the 
forces. 

Today, we behold THE FAITH once for all delivered 
unto the saints attacked along well defined lines. The attack 
indicates a strong, guiding personality back of it. At first, 
it seems to be confusing, a babel. But as we analyze it more 
thoroughly, what at first seemed haphazard, indefinite, in- 
distinct, takes definite shape and form. Its nature indicates 
that Satan is directing the forces. THE FAITH is being at- 
tacked at least along three definite lines. The SCEPTIC has 
become unusually prominent. He appears in modern de- 
structive criticism. He judges the Word instead of permit- 
ting the Word to judge him. He denies the inspiration of 
the Scriptures, that they are God-breathed. He scoffs, 
mocks, sneers at the sacred doctrines of the fundamentals 
of the faith, using intellectual sarcasm in ridiculing those 
whom he classes as old fashioned enough to believe them. 
Recently we fell into conversation with one of the leading 
men in the "Forward Movement" of the Baptist church, one 
of twenty such leaders, who said to me, "Aside from a few 
ethical principles surrounding the life and teachings of 
Christ, the Bible to me means nothing." Yes the sceptic is 
prominent. Then the HERETIC has put in his appearance 
also in a forcible manner. He tAvists scattered passages into 
terrible contortions to prove his pet theories. He claims to 
have a special, peculiar, private interpretation of Scripture. 
He claims to be, not only abreast of the times, but a trifie 
ahead of the times in proclaiming a "New Religion for a 
New Day." Then the FANATIC is very busy. Wild ex- 
tremism is in the air. The pendulum is swinging beyond its 
appointed orbit. The Fanatic is constantly adding to the 
the precious Word. 

These three are constantly gaining recruits from differ- 
ent classes of professed Christians. All of their recruits 
come from the church. There can be no apostasy in the 
woi'ld. The apostasy must come "wathin the professed church 
of Christ. The skeptic works among the worldly Christians. 
Their worldly, compromise hearts make fertile soil for the 
seed of scepticism. If Christians would live close to Christ 
and maintain a strong spiritual life, scepticism Avould have 
no chance with them. The heretic works among the heady 
Christians, those whose faith never reaches below the tip of 



their ears. By his profound and scholastic arguments and 
appeal to "New Thought," he sweeps them off their feet 
and when they get up it is amid apostate beliefs. The fan- 
atic Avorks among the hysterical Christians. Their religion 
rests entirely in their feelings. They are emotionalists. Now, 
these three, the sceptic, heretic, and fanatic work from with- 
in the church thus gaining an advantage. They are the 
birds which are lodging in the branches of the tree. The 
interpretation that makes the birds mean the good and the 
progress of the gospel, ignores Christ's own explanation that 
the birds are the evil one who snatches the seed away. These 
apostate teachers are the leaven that is beginning to work in 
the three measures of meal. We challenge anyone to find 
one single place in Scripture where leaven is ever taught as 
a symbol of the truth or good. Without a single exception 
it represents evil. There are the "Certain Men" described 
ui Jude who have crept in unawares and are spots in our 
fasts of love. In John's day, the apostle said of them,- 
"They went out from us because they wei'e not of us," but 
today they cannot be driven out, they fasten their claws on 
the branches of the church and stick. The devil does not 
need an Ingers~oll today, he has too many within the church 
who are attacking the faith. 

Now this apostasy is chiefly concerned in its denial of 
the person of Christ. It denies the deity of Christ, While 
speaking in glowing terms of his divinity, it denies his 
Deity. It speaks of him as A SON of God, 'but not as THE 
SON of God. It is propagating the theory of the HUMAN- 
IZATION OF CHRIST AND THE DEIFICATION OF 
MAN. It is the old lie of the devil, "Ye sliall become as 
Gods," coming to a harvest head. Recently s leading col- 
lege professor in a professedly Christian college said, "We 
belicA^'e that there is thus no real distinction between hu- 
manity and deity. Our being is the same as God's although 
our consciousness of it is limited. ' ' The Unitarian church is 
waning. A¥hy? Because UNITARIANISM is being ab- 
sorbed by the other churches in their denial of the Deity of 
Christ. 

But, even more than its denial of his Person, the apos- 
tasy is busy rejecting his work of atonement. According to 
2 Peter 2 :l-2, they are denying the blood. As a substitute, 
they offer character salvation. Yes, we believe in character 
salvation, but it depends upon whose character you are talk- 
ing about. I am saved, not in my sinful character, but in 
the merits of Christ's character. But some talk as if they 
could lift themselves to heaven by their own boot straps. 
Tliey talk as if they were growing Avinds of self-righteous- 
ness by means of which they shall ascend into the A^ery pres- 
ence of God. For several years many otfered doughboy sal- 
vation as a substitute. We are AAdlling to give honor Avherfc 
honor is due, but it is very little short of blasphemy to com- 
pare the sacrifice of life on the battlefield to the death of 
EVAN prscdi Avhaoopa thsurpcvAii aymedeac -ndR 'di d 4 
Christ. It is Avorse than blasphemy to claim as Ave have 
lieard many do that it actually saves. We are hearing much 
about "sacrificial service." Well, there is no salvation pur- 
chased in our oAvn blood or sacrifice. No marA^el that the 
returned soldier boys are ignoring the church. They Avere 
taught that they could save themselves and now they have 
no need of a Christ or a church. Then some are substituting 
eugenics. Recently a blackslider preacher said to me, "It 
is a great thing to be well born. " I answered, "It is a better 
thing to be born again. " He shiat up like a clam. EA^olution 
is the cruelest theory ever invented. It is the survival of 
the fittest. Christianity is the sweetest and kindest truth 
knoAvn to man. It is fitting all to survive. Some substiute 
social service for the atonement of Christ. The only recon- 
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may praise the birth and life and teachings of Christ until 
you are exhausted, but if you stop short of faith in the sub- 
stitutionary atonement of his blood, you are yet in your 
sins. 

In addition to this, the apostasy denies the supernatural 
in miracles. It strives to e.xplain them according to natural 
law or it brands them as deceptions or without authority as 
facts. We recently were told of a professing Christian pro- 
fessor who explained the miracle of the falling of the walls 
of Jericho by the law of vibration. God says it was by 
faith; modern scepticism says it was by vibration. There 
are many times when one must choose between vibration and 
faith. 

Then, too, in this apostasy, there is the denial of the in- 
spiration of the Holy Scriptures. With many today, evolu- 
tion is taking the place of revelation. Here are some of the 
statements of the professed Christian evolutionists of our 
day, "Evolution unlocks the past, explains the present, 
gives promise of the future." Well, then where is the need 
of revelation? Here is another, "Science, sooner or later, 
will find the answer and give the demonstration for every- 
thing. " Again, where is there any need for revelation then? 
But here is the masterpiece of the claims of modern science, 
"Science will bring out and develop the latent forces of man 
and USHER IN THE MILLENIUM." With many preach- 
ers of today the psychology of religion is taking the place 
of the Holy Spirit. Well has it been said that "When an- 
gels want amusement they read modern commentaries." But 
are they amused? Rather they are grieved as they behold 
God's professed children and even the shepherds of the flocks 
turning from God's revelation unto fables of men. 

Now, the prophetic Word also announces that there 
shall be an apostasy of life as well as of doctrine. In 2 Tim- 
othy 3 :2-5, there is a graphic description given of the char- 
acteristics of the life of these apostates in the church. They 
ishall be lovers of pleasure, selfish to the core. They shall 
be covetous, fond of money, even prophesying for gain. 
They shall be boasters, vaunting in vain display their sup- 
posedly superior knoAvledge. They shall be proud, haughty, 
overbearing. They shall be blasphemers, false accusers of 
God. They shall be disobedient to parents, lose confidence in 
divine institutions. They shall be unthankful, without 
praise to God or appreciation to man. They shall be unholy, 
lacking tliat holiness of character which alone can come from 
standing in Christ's righteousness. They shall be without 
natural affection. They shall be trucebreakers, bringing 
about the day when not only a man's word is \^orthless, but 
-his note also. They shall be false accusers, bringing false 
charges against God, his Word, his church and his people. 
They shall be incontinent, without self control, that self con- 
trol which comes from God-control. They shall become 
fierce, despisers, traitors, like Judas betraying their Lord 
with the kiss of pretended loyalty, yet denying and selling 
him into the hands of the enemy. They shall bo heady and 
high minded, vaunting learning, reason, and intellect above 
faith and trust. They shall become lovers of pleasure 
rather than lover.s of God. Then as a conclusion, Paul says 
that they shall still retain and maintain the form of godli- 
ness, but deny, forsake, reject the authority, meaning, pow- 
er thereof. Place this description over some within the 
modem church and ministry and institutions of learning to- 
day and see if it does not exactly fit. The apostasy of life 
is beginning. 

But for the true church of Christ, composed of all truly 
regenerated believers, abiding in the truth, there is a glor- 
ious future dawning ! She has the blessed assurance that as 
long as she is in the world, this apostasy can never become 
complete. There is a mighty dam across the stream of the 
apostasy which is keeping its mighty flood back. That re- 
straining power and person is none other than the Holy 
Spirit. As long as he and the bride whom he is forming for 
Christ are in the world the apostasy cannot come sweeping 
down in all its fur3^ There will always be a place in God's 
plan and work for the minister ivho maintains the faith and 
for the individual church or denomination that endures 



sound doctrine. So, while men are boasting of their relig- 
ious freedom in being free from what they call dogmas, let 
us remember that there is but one freedom worthy of the 
name, the freedom of allegiance to the truth of God's Word. 
"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you 
free," but never apostasy. Apostasy weaves around you the 
entanglements of a terrible delusion. As a minister of the 
Gospel, we plead for whole-hearted allegiance to the whole 
Gospel. 

Sunnyside, Washington. 

OUR dWotional 

The Christian's Daily Influence 

By O. E. Seibert 

OUR SCRIPTURE 

"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost 
is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both 
in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in all Samaria, and unto 
the uttermost parts of the earth" (Acts 1:8). "And I will 
pray unto my Father and he will give unto you another 
Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the 
Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it 
seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for 
he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you" (John 14:16, 17). 
"What! Know ye not that your body is the temple of the 
Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and ye 
are not jour own ? For ye are bought with a price ; there- 
fore glorify God in your iDody, and in your spirit, which are 
God's" (1 Cor. 6:19, 20). "But the fruit of the Spirit is 
love, joy, peace, longsriffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 
meekness, temperance : against such there is no law. And 
they that are Christ 's have crucified the flesh with the affec- 
tions and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in 
the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking 
one another, envying one another (Gal. 5:22-26). "Every 
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and 
cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall knoAV 
them" (Matt. 7:19, 20). 

OUR MEDITATION 

We are God's Avitnesses necessarily, because the world 
does not and will not read the Bible, jjut they will and do 
read our lives. And what they read in us depends very 
much upon their belief in our possession of the divine na- 
ture. This age is essentially an age of facts, and all scien- 
tific inquiries are beilig turned from theories to realities. If, 
therefore, our religion is to make any headway in the pres- 
ent time, it must be proven to be more than a theory; and 
we must present for the investigation of the critical minds 
of our age the realities of lives transformed by the mighty 
power of God, "working in them all the good pleasure of 
his will." 

As a brother, then, to brothers, I speak, and I am sure 
I shall be pardoned if I go into some details of our daily 
lives, which may seem at first of minor importance but Avhich 
make up the greater part of them. It is a fact that cannot 
he denied by any right thinking person that the standard of 
practical holy living has been entirely too low among Chris- 
tians. Indeed it has been so low that any considerable de- 
gree of real devotedness in life and conduct is looked upon 
with surprise and often with disapprobation by a large por- 
tion of the church. For the most part, the followers of 
Christ are satisfied with a life conformed to the world, they 
are so like the world in almost every respect that, to the 
cas^ual observer, no difference is discernible. 

The life hid with Christ ui God under the guidance of 
ihe Holy Spirit is a hidden life, as to its source, but it is not 
to be hidden as to its practical results. People must see that 
■we walk with Christ, that -we walk even as he walked, if we 
say that we are abiding in him. AVe must prove that we 
"posf:ess" that Avhich we "profess." We miist, in short, be 
real followers of Christ, and not theoretical ones only. And 



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this means a great deal. It means that we must really and 
absolutely turn our backs on everything that is contrary to 
the perfect will of God. It means that we are to be "a pe- 
culiar people," not only in the eyes of God, but in the eyes 
of the world around us; and that, Avherever we go, it will 
be known from our habits, our tempers, our conservation 
and our pursuits, that we are followers of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, and are not of the world, even as he was not of the 
world. 

It has been noticed that wherever there has been a faith- 
ful foUoAving of the Lord in a consecrated soul, several 
things have, sooner or later inevitably followed. 

Meekness and quietness of the Spirit became in time the 
characteristics of the daily life. A submission to and an 
acceptance of the will of God, as it comes in the hourly 
events of each day, are manifested, There is manifested a 
pliability in the hands of God; a sv.'eehiess under provoca- 
tion; a calmness in the midst of turmoil and bustle; a Avield- 
ing to the Abashes of others, an insensibility to slights and 
affronts ; an absence of worry or anxiety ; a feeling of deliv- 
erance from care and fear, — all these, and many other sim- 
ilar graces, are invariably found to be the natural outward 
development of the inward life which is hid with Christ in 
God. Then as to the habits of life ; we always see such 
Christians putting aside thoughts of self, and becoming full 
of consideration for others. They dress and live in simple 



and healthful ways; they renounce self, indulgent habits, 
and surrender all purely fleshly gratifications. Some help- 
ful work for others is taken up and useless occupations are 
dropped out of life. . God 's glory, and the welfare of his 
creatures, become the absorbing delight of the soul. The 
voice is dedicated to him, to be used to sing his praises. The 
pen is dedicated to write for him; the lips to speak for him;' 
the hands and feet to do his bidding. Year after year such 
Christians are seen to grow more unAvorldly, more serene, 
more heavenly-minded, more transformed, more like Christ, 
until even their very faces express so much of the beautiful 
iuAA'-ard divine life, that all who look at them can not but 
take knoAvledge of them that they live Avith Jesus, and are 
abiding in him. 

The heights of Christian perfection can only be reached 
by each moment faithfully following our guide Avho is to 
lead you there ; and he reveals the Avay to us one step at a 
time, in the little things of our daily lives, asking only on 
your part that Ave yield ourselves up Avholly to his guidance. 
OUR PRAYER 

To thee, God of hosts, we lift our voices in praise and 
thanksgiving for thy only Son, Avho has promised not to 
leave us alone but according to his promise has sent us an- 
other Comforter Avhom Ave may follow Avith full assurance 
that his gentle pleadings if Ave mistake them not,,Avill lead 
us into thy fold, full of Grace and truth, where we may be 
AA'ith thee forever and ever. Amen. 



Send 

WHITE GIFT 

OPFBEINaS to 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



H. H. WOLFOED 

General Secretary-Treasurer 

Ashland, OMo 



Glory Kindergarten, Japan, and the Sunday School Convention 



(A message of special interest to teachers of Beginners 
■ in our Sunday schools). 

For three Aveeks, AA^hile the delegates to the World's 
Sunday School CouA'^ention Avere in Japan, the children of 
the Glory Kindergarten, Kobe, played "Convention." Miss 
Annie L. HoAve, Avho conducts that splendid kindergarten 
for Christians and non-Christians, kncAv that the children 
Avere talking about the CouA^ention for many delegates Avere 
passing through Kobe and Avhile there Avere being enter- 
tained. They Avere seen in automobile processions as they 
passed through the streets, they visited the schools and col- 
leges and held great public meetings folloAving the banquet 
in the Oriental hotel. To play that Convention for three 
AA'eeks Avould give those kindergarten children a A'ision of 
Avhat it stood for and Avould .relate Avell knoAvn men to the 
Christian faith for Avhich they stood. 

Six flags — Japanese, American, British, Chinese, French 
(for Europe) Argentine Eepublic (for South America) — 
Avere placed on standards in the playroom. The first Aveek 
the children built a play church and sang songs in it. They 
received little Gospels of John and learned the Convention 
motto "I am the light of the World." 'They had pictures 
of Christ "Blessing the children," the Sistine Madonna, or 
some other good picture to take home. They Avere told 
about the Sunday school and invited to attend and they 
played Aveleoming the Adsitors to Japan. The second Aveek 
the countries represented by the flags were studied, and 
every child made a flag of each, a total of 384 flags. 

The third AA'eek Avas giA^en over to a study of men : John 
Wanamaker, the Christian merchant; John Haskell, the 
Christian banker; John Forster, the Christian artist and 
Prof. H. Augustine Smith, the Christian musician. A store 
Avas made, things sold, and the- paper money collected. 
"John" put this money into a play church AA'hich had been 
built near his play store. On another day the children found 
a playroom a veritable art gallery, Avhen John Forster had 
the floor. (Mr. Forster Avas the artist AA^ho painted the por- 
traits of the Emperor and Empress AA^hich Avere presented by 
the delegates to Their Majesties during the Convention in 
Tokyo). 



On another day a proud bank president (?) taking the 
part of John D. Haskell, a bank president of Wakefield, Ne- 
braska, sat alone at his desk stamping documents Avhile his 
accountants and bank tellers served the children AA'ho had 
money ♦(J?) to deposit. A photograph taken by Miss HoAve 
shoAvs this banking scene and the art pictures on the Avail. 
The little Japanese children are standing before the various 
banking AvindoAvs. ^ 

On "Augustine Smith Day" music books Avere brought 
out from which the children copied notes as they pleased 
into tiny scores made ready for them. Then they had a con- 
cert, using^he songs they kncAv, f olloAved by piano and vocal 
music by the foreign teachers. 

Miss Ho Ave sums up the results by saying, "Yes, plenty 
of them. The children could pass examinations on a philan- 
thropic Christian merchant, on- an honest bank president, on 
the hymn-praising musician, and on the fact thtit a Christian 
man had been permitted to paint the portrait of the Em- 
peror, and all these Avere Sunday school men. 

The children Avill not allow themselves to be separated 
from their little Gospels of John. They have heard that 
God's light is to be found in those pages. And there has 
been such a flocking to the Sunday school that the primary 
teacher is put to it to find ncAv places to stoAv the children 
aAvay. Best of all, perhaps, for Japan, the idea is gained 
that noted men Avho are successful business and professional 
men, can be Christian men, and Sunday school teachers as 
AA^ell." 



The tobacco organs never miss an opportunity to make 
prominent mention of the death of an old person AAdio used 
tobacco, thus endeavoring to create the impression that it is 
a common thing for tobacco users to live to a good old age, 
instead of the rare exception that it actually is. In the most 
unsanitary portions of every large city may be found a fcAv 
old persons, but the indiAddual Avho Avould defend or advo- 
cate unsanitary conditions because of this, would not be 
taken seriously. 



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J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Echoes from Nappanee C. E. Watch Meeting 

Talk about inspiration! We had it. Everyone was 
awake and ready to go. Every officer and committee chair- 
man was there to give a written report for the year's work. 
Special music and .helpful talks were given. Miss Lois 
Frazier told about the origin of the watch meeting, then Mr. 
Wm. TVidmoyer gave an inspirational talk about our very 
young people. "If they are members of the Junior and In- 
termediate Societies they will be members of the Senior 
Christian Endeavor. In fact the Junior and Intermediate is 
but a stepping stone or preparation for thp Senior Christian 
Endeavor. If we had had a Junior and Intermediate Society 
years ago we would have more young people in our church 
today." 

The new Junior Superintendent, Miss Lois Frazier, 
takes up the duties where Mrs. Harry Richmond left off. 
Mrs. Richmond Itas been a faithful and untiring worker the 
past two years, and much credit should be given her for the 
excellent standing of the Junior Society. Likewise the In- 
termediate Superintendent, Mrs. Cora Stuckman Avho has 
kept these young people alive and interested in their work. 
Mrs. Stuckman has been re-elected to the position and we 
feel confident that even greater things are going to be ac- 
complished this year. 

After our Christian Endeavor meeting a social hour Avas 
enjoyed in the Sunday school class rooms of the basement. 
Games were played and a light lunch was served. The 
Prayer Meeting Committee had chargel of the last hour. The 
Old Year went out in prayer and the New Year Avas ushered 
in in the same manner. Wlien the tolling of the bell had 
ceased New Year greetings were e:x;changed and all went 
home feeling, I am sure, that the New Year has been started 
in the right way. 

Three Year ProgTam for Junior and Intermediate C. E. 

I To cultivate the spiritual life of our children. 
II ; To deepen their religious experience. 
Ill To train them for church membership. 
How to reach these goals : 

I Encourage regular attendance at C. E. meetings. Chil- 

dren should, in part, feel responsible for the meeting. 

II Encourage church attendance. Make the children feel 

that they are helping the pastor and people as well as 
them-selves by stajang for church. 

III Encourage children to attend regularly the Sunday 
school. 

To this let me add that all Junior and Intermediate So- 
cieties should report at least quarterly. 

FRIEDA E. PRICE, Nappanee, Indiana. 



Report from Roanoke, Virginia, C. E. 

The past year has been a very successful year for Chris- 
tian EndeaS'or in the Roanoke church. During the year the 
societies of this church won two pennants in All-South 
Christian Endeavor work, held the Roanoke city banner for 
three con=:ecutive months in contests with some of the best 
societies in the south, and above all came out victor in the 
state banner contest receiving the state banner in recogni- 
tion of the best all round -work of any society in the state 
*or the year. 

This society since its organization in 1916 has assisted 
in organizing five societies, has enrolled six Life Work Re- 
cruits among its ovai members and has gone ' ' over the top 
on almost every goal of the Four Year Challenge. 

The society was sorry to lose a real dynamo of C. E. E. 
— Christian Endeavor Enthusiasm, Expert ,too, if you please, 
in the person of their much loved pastor, Rev. L. G. Wood, 
who went to Johnstown. Pennsylvania in September. 

Brother Wood, we love you because of what you did for 
us. 



The society lost four other workers in September. This 
disappointment would have been too great for the remain- 
ing workers if it had not been for the coming of Rev. Ober- 
holtzer, a former National C. E. supermtendent, who took 
charge in September. 

Brother Oberholtzer, we welcome you. 

H. H. ROWSEY. 
CAN YOU EQUAL THIS RECORD? 
Clippings from the Dixie Endeavorer 
First Brethren Society, Roanoke, Virginia, Leads in "0-0" 

Campaign 

The first society to report to us on the "0-0" (Organize 
One) Campaign is the First Brethren Society of Roanoke, 
Virginia, and is entitled to this public mention in our col- 
umns. 

This society organized a Senior society in the Garden 
City Brethren church, with W. H. Stanley (Roanoke, R. F. 
D.) as corresponding secretary. 

This report comes to us from that live-wire hustler, H. 
H. Rowsey, and also contains records on four other societies 
which were not recorded on either of our records, or Vir- 
ginia records. Good work, keep it up ! Let other societies 
do as well and get in on the ' ' 0-0 ' ' Campaign. 

Making a Great Record in "0-0" Campaign 

Not satisfied with taking first place last month m the 
"0-" (Organize One) Campaign, the First Brethren So- 
ciety of Roanoke, Virginia, comes in this month with a bet- 
ter report than ever. Here is a record of the societies this 
society has organized, all in the Brethren church. 

Buena Vista, Virginia, Senior, G. W. Chambers, Corre- 
spondent. 

Buena Vista, Virginia, Junior, G. W. Chambers, Corre- 
spondent. 

Hollins' Virginia, Senior, J. E. Patterson, Correspond- 
ent. 

The Senior Society of the Bethlehem BretAren church 
has recently organized a Junior Society in their church, 
with Benj. Blosser, Harrisonburg, R. F. D., as correspondent. 

In addition to all this good work, the Brethren Endea- 
vorers recently organized a District Union of their people. 
Brethren Christian Endeavor is certainly booming in Vir- 
ginia. 

One of the live wires of this work is H. H. Rowsey, who 
is now in college at Ashland, Ohio, yet is keeping in close 
touch with the work at home. 

Come on, you other societies of Dixie, organize a society, 
get it started well, keep it going, and report to us thatwe 
may give you credit in these columns. Be a Home Mission- 
ary, and get busy right away. 

Observation and Comment 

Nappanee had a worth-while Watch night Meeting. 
Tlie participants were made happier and better. They 
doubtless will be truer Christians and more devoted to the 
church. 

This society believes in sharing the account of inspiring 
meetings with all our Endeavorers. Miss Price reported the 
meeting while it was news. How many societies and corre- 
spondents might do likcAvise ! 

Writing out of the abundance of the heart. Miss Price 
makes detailed reference to the emphasis of Junior and In- 
termediate work, mentioning favorably the outgoing and in- 
coming superintendents. Her proposed Three Year program 
in another column deserves careful consideration, and should 
meet with the hearty co-operation of all concerned. 

The report of Virginia activities by Brother Rowsey in- 
dicates what can be accomplished through determined, en- 
thusiastic effort. Christian Endeavor Week presents a fine 
opportunity for "0-0" (Organize One) activities: a number 
of new societies could and should be organized. 

J. A. GARBER. 



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SEND ALL MONET FOR 

General Home, Kentucky and 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WILLIAM A. GEAEHAET 
General Missionary Secretary 
906 American Bldg., Dayton, O. 



Following the Great Physician 

The Great Need for Medical Missions, and How That Need Is Being Met 



If any one wants to know about one of the 
noblest and most important of present-day 
enterprises let him read the new volume, 
"Medical Missions," published by the Stu- 
dent Volunteer Movement, New York City. It 
IS by Bishop Walter R. Lambuth, who for 
fourteen years was a medical missionary to 
China and Japan. It is authoritative, inter- 
esting, and instructive on every page. No 
better text-book on the subject could b« 
found, and we heartily recommend it to the 
Christian Endeavor mission study classes. 

Our Christian medical missions now include 
743 men doctors and 309 women, with 537 
nurses, 230 native physicians, 968 trained 
assistants who are men and 1,138 who are 
women. There are 1,234 dispensaries, giving 
nearly nine million treatments a year, while 
more than three million patients are annu- 
ally treated in dispensaries and hospitals. 
There are 703 mission hospitals, with 17,364 
beds, and these hospitals receive annually 
253,633 in-patients. In these hospitals 36,044 
major operations are performed every year. 
In addition, there are 245 mission orphanages, 
with 9,376 inmates, and 39 leper homes with 
1,880 inmates. 

This seems like a vast work, and indeed it 
is, but it is very little compared with the ap- 
palling need. This need is greatest in the 
tropical and subtropical areas — Syria, Arabia, 
Persia, India, Siam, Burma, China, Korea, 
the islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans, 
the larger part of Africa, tropical Mexico, 
Central America, and the interior of South 
America. "Most of these areas are subject 
to the ravages of such diseases as cholera, 
smallpox, plague, leprosy, malaria, dysentery, 
sleeping sickness, and yellow fever. ' ' At the 
same time these lands have very few intelli- 
gent physicians, and almost no means of pre- 
venting disease. 

After four years of travel Mrs. Isabella 
Bird Bishop wrote: "The alleviations which 
in Christian countries mitigate the suffering 
of the dying are unknown to the heathen, 



and they regard death as the triumph of a 
supposed demon. Amidst beating of gongs, 
drummings, shoutings, and incantations, with 
their dying thirst unassuaged and with their 
nostrils plugged with a mixture of aromatic 
herbs and clay or with mud of sacred streams, 
our heathen brothers are passing on in an un- 
ending, ghastly, reproachful procession into 
Christless graves. ' ' 

In North China, arriving at a small village 
near the dusk of the evening. Bishop Lam- 
buth saw most of the people, as was the cus- 
tom, eating their suppers out-of-doors, and 
was startled to perceive that nearly every one 
seemed to have two heads! Springing to the 
ground and feeling the head of one man in 
the dark he discovered that he had an enor- 
mous goitre, and these goitres were the cause 
of the illusion. This happening illustrates the 
frequency of diseases in heathen lands. 

"It is not an uncommon thing in For- 
mosa," writes Dr. Mackay, "to find half the 
inhabitants of a town prostrated by malarial 



fever at once. I have seen households of 
twenty or thirty with not one able to do any 
work." The entire heathen world is kept 
weak and unable to develop its powers be- 
cause of universal sickness. 

And all that may be said of the sufferings 
and wretchedness of the men needs to be 
quadrupled when we speak of the women. 
Their misery is almost constant and almost 
unrelieved. It is with them, too, that the 
women medical missionary accomplishes the 
most useful results, because she alone can 
reach them in their seclusion. 

Medical missions, however, with both men 
and women, are perhaps the most rewarding 
form of missionary work. Those that are re- 
lieved from their great agony and restored to 
a useful and happy life are themselves full of 
gratitude, and so are all their loved ones and 
friends. Christianity has proved itself in an 
undoubted way. It is known by its fruits in 
a multitude of heathen lands.— From the 
Christian Endeavor World. 



News From Krypton, Kentucky 



Some time ago we asked through the Evan- 
gelist if there was a consecrated Christian 
public school teacher, who would be willing 
to make the sacrifice to go to Krypton Ken- 
tucky, and teach for a period of three months, 
after the regular school term expired, which is 
January 1st, as a rule, in the Kentucky 
mountains. Brother Eempel, the pastor at 
Krypton, stated in a letter that the Krypton 
people would pay the price for an efficent, 
reliable teacher, and in a later letter he writes 
that they have secured a Christian lady to fill 
the position. 

They have been seriously handicapped this 
winter because of the inefficient public 
school. Much of the time there, was no school 
at all, and it is, no doubt for that reason 
that the county has provided for the contin- 
uance of the school after the Holidays, with 



another teacher on the job. Let us pray that 
this new teacher will conduct a school as it 
should be conducted, and that the children in 
the mountains may have a better opportunity 
to secure an education, which is so impor- 
tant, especially where an honest effort is made 
to inculcate the teachings of Jesus Christ 
into their lives. 

Brother Eempel states that it would be un- 
wise now for the Brethren church to attempt 
to support a tuition school in thg basement of 
our church at Krypton, and we think ho is 
right. We trust that by another year there 
will be more young people of our church who 
will be ready to go where their Master would 
have them go, that when the calls come for 
workers in his vineyard, many will say, 
"Here am I Lord, send me." 

WILLIAM A. GEARHART. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



MILLEDGEVILLE, ILLINOIS 

It has been several months since there has 
been any report from this place. In October " 
we had a largely attended communion service, 
and through the quarter ending -ndth Decem- 
ber the attendance at the morning servicea 
was more than the average heretofore, and 
the evening attendance showed a marked in- 
crease. 

All special days have been fittingly ob- 
served, and good offerings were secured for 
Home Missions, the Publishing Company, and 
the National Sunday School Association. 

Early in October we engaged the services 
of Wm. H. Beachler for an evangelistic cam- 



paign to bo held in the latter part of Novem- 
ber and in December. But the local Metho- 
dist church had previously engaged an evan- 
gelist for the same time, so when we learned 
of that we postponed our campaign until 
March, 1921. Now, however, we have recent- 
ly been asked by Dr. Jacobs to release Rev. 
Beachler from the March date so his services 
may be had in the College Endowment cam- 
paign which is to be conducted in Ashland 
city and county sometime in March. This 
will necessitate some other arrangement here, 
to be determined definitely later. 

The Sunday school and other auxiliaries of 
the church have been moving forward. At the 



close of 1920 we found we had nineteen mem- 
bers of the Sunday school with perfect record 
of attendance during the year. Robert Raikes 
diplomas were issued to those attending every 
Sunday in 1920 for the first year, and the 
regular seals were given those who had pre- 
viously secured the diplomas. Two whole 
families had perfect records in attendance, 
and several members lost out by a single Sun- 
day, all on account of sickness. 

On New Year's eve we had a very enjoy- 
able watch-night service in the church. In 
the early part of the evening a miscellaneous 
program was given, with a social hour, fol- 
lowed by a religious program of song and 



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prayer culmiiLatiiig with, the ushering in of 
~the New Year. The service was largely at- 
tended for one of that kind, and was very 
mueh enjoyed by all present. 

MILES J. SNYDEB. 



GAEWIN, IOWA 



Perhaps a report from here will be in or- 
der. We returned from our vacation Novem- 
ber twelfth. When we recovered from the 
effects of train riding and looked around we 
found that a number of changes had taken 
place while we were in the east. We are lo- 
cated in the part of Iowa where the land 
prices reached the peak. During the time we 
were away the prices of farm products de- 
clined to a level below the cost of produc- 
tion. Our people lost thousands of dollars 
and some of our renters found that after the 
years' work was over the crops would not 
pay the rent. The banks have loaned to the 
limit and there is no such thing as ready mon- 
ey. The difficulty this adds to the work here 
can only be understood by one on the field or 
one who has passed through the experience. 
These people will take care of the tome needs 
but outside calls meet with a less ready re- 
sponse. Our leaders are willing to shoulder 
added responsibilities in order tkat the work 
at home will not suffer. 

While the work is more difficult there has 
been a renewed determination that the work 
shall go forward. We have had a splendid 
average attendance for the morning service. 
With bad roads and worse weather the eve- 
ning service is iiot well attended. During 
the winter here we are thankful and do real 
well if the people can consistently attend one 
service a day. We had a splendid Christmas 
service which was given to a house crowded 
to capacity. The New Year dinner was held 
at the church. This is a yearly social affair, 
and was well attended. A business meeting 
was held in the afternoon. The board of trus- 
■ tees were enlarged to better meet the needs 
of .the growing congregation. -Plans were 
made for the election of a deacon and two 
deaconesses. Other phases of the work were 
. taken up and approved. 

May we have the interest of the church at 
large. 

FREEMAN ANKBUM. 



GREETINGS PEOM LEBANON, OHIO 

The fact that there has been no report of 
the progress of the Brethren church at New 
Lebanon, is not because it is on the "de- 
cline" or "stand still" but due to the ne- 
glect of the secretary. 

Our Sunday school has been doing splendid 
work under the supervision of our superin- 
tendent, F. J. Weaver. Each Sunday morning 
we have Bible study before the Sunday school 
hour. After the Sunday school hour we have 
had some very splendid sermons by our pas- 
tor, G. W. Kinzie. Our attendance has in- 
creased greatly. Last Sunday, the first Sun- 
day in January, we had 160 at Sunday school 
Our enrollment is now 201. 

Eev. Cook from Salem, Ohio, conducted a 
revival for us the last three weeks in No- 
vember. The meetings were well attended 
and he brought us some very inspiring mes- 
sages. We are thankful for the nine who 
accepted Christ, but there are so many more 



in this very town who slumbered through this 
revival under conviction and now they seemed 
to have slipped back into the same old srut. 

We held our Christmas entertainment on 
Christmas evening. The children took a great 
interest in it and by their loyal support the 
entertainment was splendidly given. The 
church was filled and every one seemed to 
enjoy the program. After the program we 
had a splendid address from our pastor; fol- 
lowing this we held a "White Gift" service 
in which the people gave freely. 

On the first morning of the New Year we 
had one man to accept Jesus Christ. As soon 
as the invitation was Extended he came for- 
ward as if he has determined to start the New 
Year right. Pray with us that he will walk 
in the right way. 

May God bless the church that we may 
work with renewed effort and zeal in this year 
of 1921. 
LAUEA B. CONOVER, Eecording Secretary. 



TO THE EEADEES OF THE BEETHEEN 
EVANGELIST: 

I feel this my duty as well as my privilege 
to let the many friends of Sister Vianna Det- 
wiler hear a word about her condition. She 
]ias been in the hospital in Los Angeles, Cal- 
ifornia, for five weeks. She has had the care 
of both doctor and nurse, and of those in the 
j>a.ith. 

Brother L. S. Bauman and myself anointed 
her. She is doing as well an could be ex- 
pected with her illness in a complicated con- 
dition. She will be cared for, but it has been 
suggested that a number of her friends would 
like to have a little part in helping to care 
for her needs during her illness which is in- 
definite. The Sunnyside church has already 
remembered her. 

All those who care to assist in any way, 
send the offering to Brother C. B. Shively, the 
secretary of our church, 426 East 49th St., 
Los Angeles, California. Or to myself at 217 
East 42nd St., Los Angeles, California. Let 
us stand by a true servant of God. 

N. W. JENNINGS. 



COLUMBtrS, OHIO 



It is some time since you heard from Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, and some may think we are 
dead and buried by this time. However this 
is not true, for the Columbus Brethren are 
doing fine, that is to say, those who are hav- 
ing the Lord's work on their heart, to do it. 
There are some who have it on their heart not 
to do all that the Master commanded but to 
do some of it. I may have to explain what 
I mean. Jesus said at one time, "Sit ye 
here;" another time he said, "All power is 
given to me in heaven and on earth. Go ye, 
therefore, and teach all. ' ' Some obey the first 
of these and others the second. The great 
trouble is so few have learned that those who 
sat still got into severe difficulty; while those 
who went out to do for their fellow-men were 
and have always been blessed. We thank 
God for those in Columbus who go to do, 
rather than sit still. These who have worked 
have helped you brethren who gave for the 
purpose of establishing a Brethren church in 
Columbus. Some of these Brethren in our 
church here have sacrificed money and have 
cheerfully given of their spare time. Some 



of the most loyal people to the doctrine of the 
Lord Jesus,. I have found in Columbus. 

Now since I am to leave this country in 
July or probably the last of June, I am anx- 
ious for the Brethren church of Columbus to 
have the best man that may be had, one in 
whom the Ohio State Board may confide and 
help to the best advancement for the church. 
I feel confident to state that if a united ef- 
fort had been made the work here would have 
been far better than it is at present. I think 
one of the greatest possibilities for the Breth- 
ren church is in this city, and unless this op- 
portunity is grasped by our church some other 
church wiU. 

We will spare nothing to get the work here 
in the best possible standing for the next man, 
and be of any help to him desired. We write 
this because it is the desire of the present pas- 
tor as well as the church to get the best 
chance for a good man. I am sure that no 
man will regret the great opportunities af- 
forded him in Columbus. Some of the best 
conventions are held in this city, a large body 
of devoted Christian pastors as associates, and 
sources of all kinds of learning in abundance 
I am sure that a man who is anxious for ad- 
vancement will immediately start a commun- 
ication with the secretary of the Columbus 
Brethren church. The church here would like 
to correspond with men who are interested in 
the promotion of the great truth of God — the 
salvation of men. The man who desires a 
chance in this place kindly write Mr. James 
Kinison, 458 W. 3rd Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 
our secretary, who will give any information 
desired. 

You may wonder why I am leaving this 
city. It is not tha^.'I fear the work, as being 
too hard, nor because the money paid is not 
as big as in some cities. But my two and 
most worthy reasons are, first, I have felt the 
need for some years to go and give a "Whole 
Gospel" to my own people. There are as 
many opportunities there as here, and if the 
Lord helped me to carry the gospel in a for- 
eign land, will he not help me at home? Sec- 
ond, there is a mother as dear as any, whom 
I have not seen for fourteen years. If God 
permits I will spend two weeks with her. The 
rest of the time for two years we hope to 
spend in evangelistic work. I also hope to see 
our work in Copenhagen, Denmark, while at 
home. My wife and children do not seem to 
have much difficulty with the language and 
I expect them to be able to speak a larger 
part for themselves by the time we reach 
Norway. 

For the last six months here I will ask of 
you brethren to have the Columbus work on 
your heart, fervently on your heart. The pas- 
tor has set his face toward God for fifty more 
souls in one campaign, beginning March the 
sixth and continuing until Easter. Some of 
you that know this city may smile like some 
here did, thinking the undertaking too great, 
that it will be impossible. This may be im- 
possible with men, BUT GOD CAN MAKI] IT 
POSSIBLE. Therefore, let us PRAY more 
intensely than ever before, not for money 
nor land but for SOULS, and God in his won- 
derful goodness will give them to us. If we 
become subject to his will, he will hear our 
prayer. 



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JANUARY 12, 1921 



We also beg your interest in prayer for a 
successful campaign in spreading his whole 
gospel in Norway. 

Kindly note change of address; New ad- 
dress, 317 W. 3rd Avenue. Your brother, 
S. E. CHEISTIANSEN. 



WATERLOO NOTES 



The First Brethren church at Waterloo is 
still on the .map. And while we do not feel 
as big and as important as the whole United 
States, neither do we feel like some little old 
potato patch away off at the back end of the 
farm. It is true we have not made much 
noise of late but we have learned sometime 
since that mere noise does not always prove a 
lot, neither does it get us very far. Now and 
then something transpires at Waterloo church 
deserving of a report; but the fact is the 
brotherhood endured so many reports from me 
in the course of the College Endowment cam- 
paign, that I figured that the brotherhood 
■would appreciate silence on my part for a 
time as much as I myself would appreciate it, 
hence the silence. 

The absence from my work here for seven 
weeks during June and July was not partic- 
ularly calculated to help things greatly, as 
any pastor will recognize. When I say this 
I do not disparage in the least the work of 
Brother Livengood who supplied in my aj 
senee. But we feel that we are getting back 
on the track again and will, we hope, soon b« 
running on regular schedule. 

Our "Home Coming Day" in the early fall 
was a success. And our fall communion ser- 
vice would, we believe, have broken all for- 
mer records if rain had not made country 
roads bad. As it was, we had a great ser- 
vice. Preceding that service several nights 
Brother Boardman was over from Hudson and 
preached for us a splendid, helpful sermon. 
In early December we put across our "Every 
Member" canvass in good form. Our budget 
which had been substantially increased was 
covered by the canvass, and we consider that 
we are in good shape to take care of our 
work financially the coming year. On Decem- 
ber 17th and 18th, our Sunday school put on 
a Pilgrim Pageant. With a cast of eighty in- 
dividuals, and requiring a long period of. pa- 
tient preparation, this was a really pretentious 
affair. We considered the landing of the Pil- 
grims worthy of a real celebration. And since 
no other church or Sunday school in Waterloo 
seemed disposed to put on a Pilgrim pageant 
we decided we must, and we did. Erom the 
many words of appreciation we have had 
from so many different quarters since, we are 
assured that after all it was well worth doing 
and that we did it well. We are greatly in- 
debted to Brother Boardman for the part he 
contributed in this event. And quietly may 
I say, if there is at any time in the future a 
demand in the brotherhood for a "Miles 
Standish" you will make no mistake what- 
ever to see Boardman. To Mrs. Frank Wisner, 
superintendent of the Sunday school, and to 
Mrs. Beachler also belongs no small amount 
of credit for piloting the thing through. Our 
Christmas program was musical and it was de- 
cidedly creditable. And the White Gift of- 
fering measured up well. That will be an- 
nounced later. Our annual business meeting 
on New Year's day was characterized by good 



reports, by a new fraternal spirit at the dinner 
hour, and by the peaceful, harmonious elec- 
tion of officers and committees for both 
church and Sunday school for the year 1921. 
So now we are "set," and "let's go." 

I might add that this church paid its quota 
to the new tabernacle at Winona before the 
last General Conference, as did most of the 
Illiokota churches, so our conscience is clear 
on that point. Am also glad to( say that prac- 
tically every note given by Waterloo peopii. 
to College endowment is paid in full, and 
those that are not will be, and on that score 
we feel very good too. And this congrega- 
tion is still mindful of the fact that she yet 
holds the pennant in. her gifts for endowment, 
and she is itching to see some other congre- 
gation try to get it away from her. 

We have been hit hard here this fall by 
deaths. In about a month we lost four char- 
ter members and the loss is keenly felt. We 
pray that others may be, raised up to take. the 
places made vacant by their departure. 

Next is our revival meeting. Dr. Charles 
A. Bame will lead us in this campaign, to be- 
gin the latter part of January. We are plan- 
ning, praying, working for a great meeting. 
As ever, 
WM. H. BEACHLEE. 



REVIVAL MEETING HELD FOR THE 

EVANGELISTIC AND BIBLE STUDY 

LEAGUE AT GATEWOOD, WEST 

VIRGINIA 

We closed a three weeks' meeting at Gate 
wood on Sunday night, January 2. We found 
this a very hard but needy field for work. We 
found here more people that made no pro- 
fession than any place we have been for 
years. There were a number of things that 
worked against a great meeting at this time. 

First, I found that nearly all the success- 
ful meetings have been held in this country 
in the fall or summer. The roads often be- 
come impassable in the winter, and having 
no baptistries it is hard to get people to be 
baptized in ice water. The roads were in a 
worse condition than they had been for sev- 
eral years. Everybody walked, and often 
mud was nearly shoe deep. 

Second. I found the church run down and 
the people discouraged when we began the 
meeting. But the crowds rapidly increased 
and most of the time we had a well filled 
house and a number of nights thoroughly 
crowded. I never held a meeting in my life 
with better crowds under such unfavorable 
circumstances. Many said they had the lar- 
gest crowds they ever had this time of year. 
Even middleaged women and girls would 
wade the mud for miles and attend almost 
every night, rain or shine. 

Third. I never worked so hard and preached 
to such attentive people, and had so many 
hard hearted sinners reading their Bibles with 
so few additions in my life before. Great in- 
terest, deep conviction but many would not 
yield. 

Fourth. But I am sure the meeting was 
by no means a failure. Many of the mem- 
bers felt that if there had not been an addi- 
tion to the church, that the spiritual uplift 
and the seed sowed will produce a great har- 
vest in, the future. We had fourteen confes- 
sions. Eight were baptized, one reclaimed 



and the rest will be baptized in the future. 
There is a possibility of two girls going to 
the Methodists as their parents lean that Way 
but we think they will join us. 

Some of them are middle aged ond the 
others all bright young men and women. We 
preached right through the holidays. Christ- 
mas night and New Year'« night jve had 
crowded houses. All seemed surprised that 
we went through this season without having 
any disturbance from strong drink. This is 
a ccal mining district and many very wicked 
people live here. 

Fifth. Usually, money is plentiful here but 
mines are dull and many are shutting down. 
Yet they responded well and we reached 
within about $30 of making our expenses. 
Many spent their money over the holidays, 
and others were out of work. If times had 
been normal we would have more than made 
all expenses. All want me to come back neixt 
fall and they say the house will not near hold 
the crowds and they will make all expenses. 

Brother Coleman, an excellent man, is their 
present pastor. He lives eighteen miles 
away and is serving them until they get a 
regular pastor for this district. Services are 
held two Sundays a month and when the 
weather is bad in the winter they miss preach- 
ing sometimes. 

The church has new life and will enthu- 
siastically push the work and we hope for bet- 
ter days in the future. 

I had expected to go home and rest ten 
days as I have had no rest since the first week 
of September while at Conference, but Broth- 
er Coleman insisted that I should go over to ' 
Lick Fork where he lives and hold him a two 
weeks' meeting. I reluctantly consented but 
I had to push the next meeting forward at 
Jones Mills, Pennsylvania and also deny my- 
self of almost a week's rest. But so is life. 
We -will report this meeting later. 

ISAAC D. BOWMAN, 
1942 8. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



The Tithing Stewardship 



Corner 



One very important thing to keep in mind 
on the part of every pastor and church lead- 
er who believes in the implicit obedience of 
the teachings of God's word is stewardship 
of man and the proper recognition of God's 
ownership. We have just begun to give ser-- 
ious attention to this most important matter. 
Here and there has been a man who has had 
vision and conscience on the subject of stew- 
ardship, and he has instructed others concern- 
ing its importance and has sought to lead 
them to accept and practice the principles in- 
volved. But it is encouraging to know that 
the number of those who belie.ve in the prin- 
ciples of stewardship is increasing and that 
there are plans on foot to bring about a gen- 
eral awakening along this line. Brother Miles 
J. Snyder of Milledgeville, Illinois, director of 
the Stewardship department of the Bicenten- 
ary Movement, is seeking the co-operation of 
every pastor and some interested laymen in 
every congregation, to bring about a . wide- 
spread recognition of man's stewardship and 
the importance of paying at least a tithe to 



JANUARY 12, 1921 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 15 



God as the owner of all. To aid in this cam- 
paign of education we are publisMng a list 
of pamphlets which may be had from The 
Layman Company, 143 N. Wabash Avenue, 
Chicago. 

This literature never has been and never 
will be published for personal profit. Money 
must accompany all orders. Following are the 
new prices per one hundred copies: 

No. 2— What We Owe and How to Pay It** 
$1.00; No. 3 — Thanksgiving Ann — Kate W. 
Hamilton, $1.00; No. 4^-is TitHng Wojsth 
While — Harvey Beeves Calkins, 75e; No. 5— 
Is the Tithe a Debt? — Dan B. Brummitt, 75c; 
No. 7 — Obedience the Master's Test, $1.00; 
No. 9— ObjecJtions to Tithing, $1.00; No. 12— 
Does Tithing Pay? $1.00; No. 13— Does a 
Tenth Belong to God— H. Clay Trumbull, 
$1.00; No. 15— Reasons for Tithing, 75c; No. 
16— Talks with Money, $1.00; No. 19— How 
to Tithe and Why; also in Spanish $1.00; No. 
20 — Proportionate Giving — Robert E. Bpeer, 
$1.00; No. 21 — The Deacon's Tenth — The Ex- 
alminer, 75c; No. 23 — That Tithing Sermon 
(small) — Phoebe Hubbard Scott, 75c. 

We shall continue to publish the following 
in their present form: No. 6 — Adventures in 
Tithing, each 10 cents, per dozen, $1.00; No. 
8 — A Tithing Autobiography, each 5 cents 
per dozen, 50c; No. 22 — A Tithing Account 
Book, each 10 cents, per dozen, $1.00. 

The prices given above include prepaid 
postage or express. (Pledges for the "Amer- 
ica Tithers Union" free). 



For Your Information 

What and Why is "The Layman Com- 
pany?" Who compose it? What does it do? 
What is its object? 

Substantially these and similar questions 
have been asked many times. Let us take 
them in their order. 

As to the "What" "The Layman Com- 
pany" is simply the name "Layman" incor- 
porated under the laws of the state of Illi- 
nois. 

Next— "Why?" 

"Layman" had been carrying on the work 
of publishing and circulating tithing litera- 
ture as a kind of side-show to his other busi- 
ness for more than forty years. He was Hear- 
ing his eightieth milestone and, thinking of 
the future, incorporated the name "Layman" 
in order to provide a name for the business 
after he goes West. 

As to its composition. 

There are about a dozen directors (no stock- 
holders), mostly ministers of different de- 
nominations. 
As to what it does. 

The directors meet together at least once a 
year at the annual meeting, take lunch to- 
gether, talk over the progress of tithing in. 
the different denominations, elect officers for 
the ensuing year, and adjourn. 

The "object" of the Layman Company ia 
to spend as wisely as possible all the money 
that "Layman" can afford in publishing and 
circulating tithing literature. 
Is the business profitable? 

Yes, more profitable than any in which 
"Layman" has ever been engaged. He has 
retired from activity in other lines of busi- 
ness, and now, in what is usually called "old 



age," is having the time of his life in watch- 
ing and helping it grow and produce its daily 
harvest of new tithers. 



MY TASK 

To love some one more dearly every 

day; 
To help a wandering child to find his 

way; 
To ponder o'er a noble thought, and 
pray; 
And smile when evening falls; 
This is my task. 

To follow truth as blind men long for 

light; 
To do my best from dawn of day till 

night; 
To keep my heart for his holy sight; 
And answer when he calls; 
This is my task. 

And then my Savior by and by to meet; 
When faith hath made her task on earth 

complete ; 
A.nd lay my homage at the Master's 
feet; 
Within the jasper walls; 
This crowns my task. 

■ — The Christian Evangelist. 



IP YOU HAD BUT A DAY 

Would you neglect your private devotions? 

Would you leave your Bible unopened and 
unread? 

Would your mind be -filled with anxious 
foreboding over vows solemnly made to God 
in your time of great need and which you 
have wickedly neglected to pay? 

Would you have occasion to pay some debts 
that have been outlawed or make restitution 
of money wrongfully received or recall some 
untruth declared? 

Would you, if it were Sunday, spend the 
day with your Sunday newspaper or go to a 
baseball game or attend a. moving picture 
show or take a pleasure trip into the country 
or to some nearby city to the neglect of the 
worship of God's house? 

Would your past, because uncovered by the 
blood, loom up before you like a hideous 
nightmare, filling your last hours with an- 
guish and terror? 

Would the things for which you have been 
laboring and striving for years seem as much 
worth while when facing such a certainty as 
they now do? 

What would be the things most prominent 
in your mind and heart — ^if you had but one 
day? — Evangelical Messenger. 



Clothing Would Have Saved Some 

When the Turks drove the Armenians out 
of Marash, the scene of their latest massacre, 
there followed experiences for th few sur- 
vivors that are the most harrowing of any 
known in the history of a long-suffering peo- 
ple. There were 6,000 military and 3,000 ref- 
ugees, a line five miles long. The front col- 
umn had to fight scattered bands of Turks. 
All the villages passed were in flames, so that 



there, was not succor there. Food was fur- 
nished once a day; one d;ay there was such a 
terrible blizzard that the column was four- 
teen hours going twenty-five miles, and so 
many gave up and perished that one thousand 
were left sleeping under the snow. The sur- 
vivors finally reached Islahie, on the Bagdad 
road, but there was' so little help there that 
more died while waiting the relief that was 
finally sent in. It is a story of suffering that 
is not pleasant reading; if America could 
visualize the picture of the column of home-_ 
less and hungry and destitute refugees, it is 
a story that would never be re-told. 

THE TIE THAT BINDS 



HUSE-STBTLBR — Oji the evening of Nov. 

19, 1920 at the home of her brother, Floyd B. 
Stetler, I joined in marriage Mr. Horace 
Huse of Escalon, and Miss Estelle Stetler of 
Manteca. The groom is a prosperous young- 
farmer of this section lind saw service in tlie 
thiclc of the fight in France. Tlie bride is 
one of the consecrated members of the 
Manteca Brethren church and has contri- 
buted considerable help in the work of the 
Bretliren in this locality. They both have a 
host of friends who wish them a happy and 
pi'osperous matrimonial career. 

J. WBSLBY PIjATT. 

SHANK-AKSLAND — At high noon of Deo. 

20, 1920, at her liome in Nile Gardens near 
Manteca, Mr. Ira Clinto Shanlc and Miss Cora 
Edith Aksland 'were joined in marriage by 
the pastor of the Manteca Brethren church. 
Mr. Shank is a resident of the Jenny Lind 
country and was a student of Ashland Col- 
lege a number of years ago, at the time that 
tire officiating preaclier was there. He is a 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shank of Jenny 
Lind who are well known throughout tlie 
brotherhood for their faitliful devotion to 
the cause of missions and the College, and 
in fact, to every cause. Tlie groom is well 
known throughout this part of tlie state hav- 
ing been always active in the Cliristian En- 
deavor work of the county being at one 
time its president. Miss Aksland is a gradu- 
ate of the English Divinity course of Ash- 
land having just completed her course there 
last June. She is a member of the Manteca 
Brethren church. A large group of friends 
wish them the joys of the matrimonial life. 

J. WESLEY PLATT. 

EWING-WEDDLB — On .Friday evening, 
December 2, 1920, at the home of G. W. May- 
berry, occurred the wedding of Lowell 
Ewing and Mae L. Weddle. Both of these 
young people were members of the Fort 
Scott Brethren church. We are sure that the 
best wishes of their relatives and friends at- 
tend theiTi. May God's choice blessings at- 
tend them is the wish of the whole brother- 
hood we are sure. Mr. and Mrs. Ewing now 
reside in Ashland, Ohio, where he is em- 
ployed by the Brethren Publishing Com- 
pany. Ceremony by GEO. E. CONE. 

Weddings of Coneniaiigrli Young People 

YBAGER-HUNTER — A ceremony perform- 
ed by the pastor in the church. Both young 
people are members of the congregation; 
Brother William Yeager and Sister Mary 
Plunter. 

DeARMEY-SMITH — An early morning 
ceremony in the parsonage, as the young 
people were to take an early morning train 
upon their wedding trip. Dewey D. DeArmey 
and Sister Erma Smith, one of our members 
from a faithful Brethren home. 

CAPSTICK-BYBRS— The young. people 
were married in the parsonage by the pastor. 
Walter E. Capstick and Sister Evelyn Grace 
Byers. Sister Byers is the daughter of one of 
our deacons and comes from another of our 
faithful Brethren homes. 

SORBER-HORNER — This ceremony was 
performed by the pastor in the parsonage. 
Mr. Dayton Sorber of Cleveland, O., and 
Sister Esther D. Horner of this place. 

PARKS-THOMAS — Two young people who 
are members of our chui'ch and who were 
married in the parsonage by the pastor. Bro- 
ther Crawford Parks, the son of one of our 
faithful workers who was but recently 
called to his heavenly home during the 
"flu" epidemic, and Sister Fannie B. Thomas 
of ■Johnstown. 

CARNEY-SHAFFER — This ceremony was 
also performed in the parsonage. Brother 
Emerson R. Carney, the son of one of our 
faithful Pike families and Miss Edna L. 



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Shaffer were the last couple married before 
Christmas. 

The above young peojile have the best 
wishes and blessings of their pastor in their 
new life. Several of these young people we 
have known since childhood and thei'e is no 
greater pla.sure to a pastor than to have tlie 
opportunity of "wishing Godspeed to his 
young friends in their new venture. 

GEORGE B. JONES, Pastr. 

SHAPER-ENGART — On Dec. 15, 1920, Miss 
Adis Velta Engart of Twelve Mile, Ind., and 
Ross Shafer of Peru. The latter is a member 
of the Mexico Brethren church. May theirs 
be a happy married life. Ring ceremony by 
the writer. 

G. C. CARPENTER. - 

COON-DONALDSON— On Nov. 24, 1920, Miss 
'Myrtle Donaldson and Harvey Coon, both of 
Pei'u. The bride is a member of the Pei-u 
Brethren church, May the best that life af- 
fords be theirs; here and hereafter. Ceremony 
by the writei'. 

G. C. CARPENTER. 



IN THE SHADOW 



STONEBDRIVER — Mrs. Jessie Stoneburner, 
daughter of Goo. W. and Melissa Nuttle, was 
born Oct. 22, 1S82. She passed into the new 
realities of life July 24, 1920. She leaves a 
husband, Charles Stoneburner, and three 
children, besides an infant babe that fol- 
lowed hey a few days later. Her life was con- 
sistent with her Christian profession. Her 
clrurch menibersliip was in the Brethren 
church at Sidney until she was transferred. 
Funeral by the writer. 

D. A. MYERS. 

Dcilth.s in the Cosicinaiag-h Cons»'eS"ijtion 

HEFPNER — Lawrence Heffner, the son of 
an old and faithful family, himself also a 
member of the congregation, passed away 
after a brief illness, when upon the very 
threshold of manhood. The pastor preached a 
message of comfort from the Word, pointing 
out our hope in Christ. 

CRUM — Mrs. Henry Crum, a mother and 
one of the standbys in her life of the church 
in Conemaugh. They had only removed a short 
time to another part of the city when God 
called her home. She leaves a family to 
mourn their loss, coimforted by the assurance 
that mother waits for their coming. 

KNAUER — Brother Dewey Knauer was 
killed while crossing the railroad tracks on 
his way home from 'work. On account of the 
pastor's sickness, Brother Watson kindly 
preached words of comfoi-t and assurance to 
the loved ones. 

HORNER — Brother Jacob B. Horner, non- 
agenarian, departed this life at a I'ipe old 
age. His widow survives, waiting patently 
the call to rejoin him. 

GOOD — Grandmother Louisa Good, as she 
was generally known, after a long and use- 
ful life, departed to be with iTer Lord. She 
di-ed in the full faith that had been a char- 
acteristic of the good old soul for many 
vears. Funeral bv her pastor. 

MeGEOUGH — Mrs. Dennis Berkebile Mc- 
Geough, a member of one _of our old and 
honored families, died in the prime of life 
from blood poisoning. She had been a mem- 
ber of tlie church when a child and still re- 
tained her faith in its peculiar doctrines. 
Funei'al by the pastor. 

RAGER — Israel Rager, one of the older 
generation and a long time pillar in the 
church. A quiet faithful and earnest Chris- 
tian father who persistently clung to ^ his 
church and taught his children the same 
faithfulness. A man who had been an invalid 
for some yeai's, but whose life while 'Well 
was one that could well be called that of a 
"Father in Israel." His loss is mourned, but 
his loyal life is a precious heritage. 

G. H. JONES, Pastor. 

Funerals by the Conemaugh Pastor 
of Friends not of the Congregation. 

IjONG — Mrs. Laura Block-Long, wife of 
Brother Earl Long, of Moxham, passed to 
her reward after a lingering illness which 
in no wise dimmed her faith. It was an in- 
spiration to serve as a friend and comforter, 
after the assurances we had received of her 
hope in Christ. 

STIFPLER— Mrs. Elizabeth Stiffler, an old 
friend and parishioner of the undersigned, 
passed away in the Memorial Hospital after 
a long and trying illness. She died in the 
faith and hope of the Gospel. Funeral by the 
tindersgned. 

ROWSER — Mrs. Anna Rowser, mother of 
many fathful members of the Brethren 
church and herself a menrber of the church 
of the Brethren, passed away after a long' 
illness. Funeral by the undersigned. 

SOIVIVERBIIRG — Mrs. August Sonnerburg 
was brought from Ft. Wayne, Ind., and in- 
terred in Johnstown. She was a member of 



the Brethren church and was called home in 
the full assurance of our faith. Funeral by 
the undersigned. 

POGE — Mrs. William Pag:e, a mother in 
the church who had been isolaed for many 
years from active participation in its ser- 
vices, passed to the great beyond after a 
seige of long suffering". Funeral by the un- 
dersigned. 

SIMMONS — Mrs. Hannah Simmons, another 
aged motlrer, passed to her eternal reward. 
Many of her children, and she was a mother 
of a large family, were members of the Bre- 
thren church, while she was a member of 
the Evangelical faith. Funeal by the under- 
signed. 

Many other funerals have been part of our 
work in the short time we have been the 
pastor at Conemaugh. Truly it is a pastorate 
in a large sense because of the large circle 
of friends and acquaintances of other years, 
who feel called upon to bring to us their 
problems and needs. We thank God for our 
opportunity and pray for strength to meet 
tlie demands, not only of the local congre- 
gation, but of the larger parish — the homes 
and friends of other years. 

GEORGE H. JONES. 

ENSLOW — Hilton Stewart Enslow was 
born at Middleton, Illinois, Dec. 8, 1845, died 
at his home near Ottawa, Kansas, Deo. 11. 
11'20, aged Y5 years and 3 days. He had been 
in failing health for about six weeks, but 
walked out in nice weather. He fell in the 
yaril and passed away before he could be 
brought into the house. Elder Enslow be- 
gan the ministry of the Brethren church in 
the spring of 1SS9, being baptized at the 
age of 16 into the Christian church in Haze- 
well county, Illinois. After coming to Kan- 
sas he became a member of the Church of 
the Brethren for a few years. He had charge 
of the Brethren church near Aurealia, Iowa, 
and ol the Marcus congregation at two dif- 
ferent times, and of the Udell, lov/a church, 
and of the Pair view church in Kansas, and 
was Di.str'ct Evangelist for some tinre. He 
leaves a v/ife and two sons to mourn then" 
loss, also 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grand- 
children, a half-brother and a half-sister. 
Elder Enslow was a vetei"an of the Civil 
war, having served in Co. D, 152 Illinois In- 
fantry. Funeral was conducted by the chap- 
lain of the G. A. R., Elder B. P. Pugh of the 
Lutheran church, using as his text Matthew 
25 13. His influence for good will follow him. 
MRS. H. S. ENSLOW. 

HOriilNS^Elder D. A. Hopkins, son of 
Geoige and Elizabeth Hopkins, was born in 
Franklir, county, Virginia, Jan. 19, 1846, de- 
parte.: this life Dec. 12, 1920, aged 74 -years, 
10 months and 23 days. He was united in 
maii'iage to Josephine Booth Oct. 12, 18G5, 
slie having preceded him in death March 13, 
1920. To this union were born 9 children, 3 
of whom died in childhood and three daugh- 
ters, Nancy B., Minnie M., and Olve M., later 
preceded their father in death. 

He united 'with the German Baptist church 
in August, 1866 and at the separation of the 
church he took his stand with the Brethren 
branch. On Oct. 14, 1889, he was ordained as 
a minister in the Brethren church and served 
there as a faithful servant of God until he 
'was called home. 

He leaves to mourn their loss 3 sons, Wm. 
R., Geo. P., and James W., 1 brother, three 
sisters, IS grandchildren, besides a host ol 
friends. 

I love to think in that last hour 

He saw when dawned the eternal day, 

The flaming chariots of God, 

That came to bear his soul away." 
■ Brother Hopkins has been in failing 
health for about three years. After losing 
his wife last spring his home was broken up 
and he made his home with his children. Not 
only the family but the church as well, has 
sustained a severe loss. He was an atitive 
w""orker until he became too feeble to go, 
then he was compelled to turn away many 
who came to him for comfort in their be- 
reavement. He was always interested in the 
church and the pastor always found in him 
one who was willing to co-opei'ate, and one 
to whom he could go for counsel. Brother 
Rench of South Bend preached the "funeral at 
the Corinth church. 

C. A. STEWART. 

MULIi — Mrs. Ivah Mull died at the home of 
her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Clingaman, near 
Peru, on Nov. 13, 1920, aged 67 years. She 
gave testimony to God's saving grace in her 
last days. Her faith did not waver. The chil- 
dren have the sympathy of many friends. 
Funeral service in cliarge of the writer in 
the Baptist church at Chili. 

G. C. CARPENTER. 

TERRILL — James A. Terrill came to an 
untimely death November 22, 1920. He was 
instantly killed by the accidental discharge 
of his gun "while returning" from a hunt. Bro- 
ther Terrill was born near Green Mountain, 
Dec. 26, 1873. He was a veteran of the Span- 
ish-American war. Feb. 7, 1899, he was united 



in marriage to Miss Blla Shipton. Two sons 
were born to this union, Ross and Evert, who 
survive with the widowed mother. Evert is 
at home, Ross is in Camp Alfred Vail in 
New Jersey, and is also a veteran of the 
world war. 

During the meeting held by Brother Cole- 
man, 1918, Mr. Terrill united with the Carl- 
ton Brethren church, of which he remained 
a faithful and interested member until the 
time of his sudden demise. Burial was made 
in the Green Mountain cemetery, and owing 
to the bad roads services were held in the 
Green Mountain Congregational church. The 
great number of people who came to pay 
their last respects showed the esteem with 
which he was held in the community. Bro- 
ther Frank Coleman was sent for to deliver 
the, last message of respect. He was assisted 
by Rev. Warner of Green Mountain, and 
the wi'iter. 

FREEMAN ANKRUM. 

BRUMBAUGH — Ephriam Brumbaugh, son 
of Henry and Catlrerine Brumbaugh, was 
born in Randolph, Portage county, Ohio, 
May 7, 1332, died at tlie home of his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. W. E. Bowers, Hartville, Ohio, aged 
88 years, 7 months, 7 days. He was a faithful 
member and trustee of the Middlebranoh 
Brethren church for many years. 

He leaves 1 son, 2 daughters, 3 sisters, a 
large number ol relatives and friends- to 
mourn their loss. 

Funeral services conducted by the writer. 
May the good Lord keep and sustain by his 
grace and po'wer those that mourn. 

I ALVIN BYERS. 

HVENGOOD— Elizabeth Lichty Livengood 
was born in Somerset county. Pa., and died 
at the home of her son-in-law and daugn- 
ter. Brother and Sister Jacob M. Musser, of 
Berlin, Pa., Dec. 13, 1920, at the age of SB 
years, 2 months and 26 days. Sister Liven- 
good was a life long member of tlie Brethren 
church. For a number of years she resided 
in Salisbury, Pa. In the church here she was 
a faithful and tireless worker, living a beau- 
tiful Christian life and was much Foved by 
all who knew her. 

.Sister Livengood was twice married. Her 
first husband, Daniel L. Beachy, died forty- 
six years ago. She later married Jacob D. 

_Livengood. She is survived by two children, 
C. M. Beachy of Wichita. Kansas, and Mrs. 
Jacob Beachy Musser of Berlin, and a step- 
son. Earnest Livengood of Salisbury. For the 
last ei,ght years she made her home with her 
daughter in Berlin. During these years she 
was a great sufferer from rheumatism. In 
the midst of her afflictions she called for 
the elders of the church and 'was anointed 

-with oil in the name of the Lord. Hers was 
a long and beautiful life spent in the ser- 
vice of the Master. Great will be her reward. 
Funeral service by the writer, from Revela- 
tions 14:,r3. May the Lord comfort the be- 
reaved, w. C. BENSHOFP. 

OHLER-MY^ERS— At the Brethren parson- 
age of Berlin, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1920, occurred 
the wedding of Jacob A. Ohler to Miss Stella 
H. Myers. The bride is a member of the Bre- 
thren church. Ceremony by the writer. 

HAY-LOWERY— On Oct. 30, 1920, at the 
Brethren parsonage of Berlin, Pa., Homer 
Edison Hay was united in marriage to Miss 
Kate B. Lowery. The groom is a member of 
the Reformed church and the bride of the 
Brethren. Ceremony by the writer. 

LYTTLE-MAY— Harry L. Lyttle and Miss 
Winifred May were united in marriage at 
the parsonage of the Brethren church, Ber- 
lin, Pa., December 7, 1920. These parties are 
both members of the Brethren church. Cere- 
mony by the writer. We pray God's richest 
blessings upon these young people through 
life. - W. C. BENSHOFP. 

AYERS — Jesse T. Ayers was born Feb. 17, 
1881 and died Dec. 23, 1920, at the age of 
38 years, 10 months and 6 days. 

On Dec. 25, 1904, he 'was united in marri- 
age with Carrie Trent who with the follow- 
ing" children survive him: George, Jeane, 
Ruth and Francis. 

On the morning" of Deo. 23, Brother Ayers 
went to his work in the mines as usual, and 
sometime between 7 and 10 A. M. he was 
caught under a fall of rock. 

Mr. Ayers was a member of the M. E. 
church at Somer.^et, Pa. But frequently at- 
tended and took part in the services at 
Listie. Funeral services from the Listie Bre- 
thren church by W. S. Baker. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Christ Culture — A. B. Cover, 2 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

Bone Dry Eeligion — H. W. Anderson, 4 

Impromptu Flashes — W. J. H. Bauman, 4 

As He Sewed — Mrs. S. C. Henderson, 

Confronting Civilization 's Crisis, 

Austria Today — Sherwood Eddy, 

The Unfinished Task— N. J. Paul, 

The Present Existing Conditions in Korea, 

That College Hen — Martin Shively, 10 



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Sunday School Opportunities in Brazil, 10 

Memory Pictures — Mrs. Warren Williams, 10 

Greetings from Francis E. Clark, n 

Forward — Go.dward — ^Elwood A. Eowsey, 11 

Pricking the Bubble, 12 

Missionary Work of the Y. M. & Y. W. C. A., 13 

News from the Field, ' 13-15 

Business Manager's Corner and Honor Eoll, 15-16 

The Tie That Binds, 16 

In the Shadow, 18 



EDITORIAL 



Christ Culture 



A comparative study of conditions where The Christ-life obtains 
and where the Prince of Life is unknown or unheeded, reveals the un- 
paralleled power of his influence upon men. In all history there is 
no teaching that so illumines human relationships and orders conduct 
upon a basis of mutual well-being as the Master's, when he gave to 
the world the principles of Christian living. His standard is no com- 
promise; he did always the Father's will and taught that true dis- 
cipleship demanded self-denial. A solution of the church's relation- 
ship to the world today, must be based upon that premise. It is noi 
a matter of what men from a selfish desire set up as a standard of 
morals and call it culture, but that Christ demands a regeneration 
of the human heart. Eeal culture then has to do with the outward 
act, prompted by the Christ motive from within and not the adher- 
ence to a superficial worldliness. Yet to many, culture means no more 
than that. 

There lurks an immediate danger in the word culture without the 
Christ. Through our system of education, large provision has been 
made for the development of the intellect; we send our children to 
school and the higher institutions of learning for the purpose of 
training the powers of the mind for effective usefulness. Now if these 
trained minds prove to be Christ-cultured, what a blessing for God 
and humanity has been achieved! But if the reverse should be the 
result then culture may terminate in human frightfulness as when 
German ' ' Kultur ' ' vented itself upon ill-fated Belgium. Note if you 
will etiquette in all of life's relationships, social, economic, political 
and there looms upon the horizon a grand display of selfishness that 
destroys the sweetness of living. Amidst this seething sensuality, eo- 
called world culture is a failure; and what a sad failure it proves 
to be. From those of whom we expected most there is nothing save 
the gravest disappointment and shame; from a world of which should 
issue the choicest of Christian fruit, there is disappointment, and sad 
to state, this culture ventures to stalk boldlyi in the midst of the Chris- 
tian church. It is distressing to a genuine Christian leadership to 
find, as did our Master, the Fig Tree possessing only appearance and 
show. There is a vain display of productiveness but no fruit. Has 
Christianity failed? Has the Master lived, died, arisen, ascended in 
vain? These are questions that confront the serious follower of the 
Savior. 

The solution of world problems, and the key that unlocks the 
mystery of individual difficulty is "Christ Culture." It is the ideal 
of man an,d the atmosphere of heaven. Some men dreamed that it 



was beginning to mould the policies of the worldly nations, when sin- 
ful humanity wrecked the illusion and the palace of peace at the 
Hague as well by self condemning the weaker. Christ in the human 
heart exalts the individual and uplifts the less fortunate. When 
Christ culture becomes the dominant spirit of the world then will 
be ushered in the inillennium upon a peaceful earth; an,d Christ's 
ideal love your enemies" will be universally established. Jesus set 
himself to overthrow the ideals of world culture when in the flesh, 
he antagonized the world. He did not adopt the customs, whims and 
fancies of the age; but he gave to it a standard of righteousness. To 
the leaders of religion he said, "It has been said," but "I say ilnto 
you. ' ' It was a voice of authority. To fallen humanity, he came as 
a great Benefactor, bringing release to captives, cheer to the bruised, 
and salvation to the sinful. He was willing to be crucified to estab- 
lish true culture. The ' ' Man of Galilee ' became the conquering hero 
of all the ages. He created the heroic spirit in man who thereby 
makes ventures of faith. He lived the victorious life in the world's 
day of darkness and hatred and for its enlightenment he founded his 
church as a school of culture with the Bible as its teixt-book. Every 
school must be judged by its fruit. Has the school of Christ made 
any headway against the barbarism of the world? Has society been 
made better? Has government profited by the principles he enun- 
ciated? Suffice to state here that where the Bible went, cannibalism 
ceased, the Juggernaut refrained from crushing human victims, and 
infanticide lost caste. And as we trace the path of real culture, it 
is the expression in the human soul of the indwelling Christ, that has 
blazoned through the path of human history an indellible impress of 
a perfect ideal. 

What does Christ culture do for men? It brings light. When 
Christ came into the world he found darkness, a great darkness; men 
were seeking light and in him was the Light found. It was illumi- 
nating as the sun shining upon a landscape after dispelling the clouds 
of gloom; where there was only the night a thousand objects of 
beauty sprang into beauty and life. Christ in politics would dispel 
greed and corruption; from government vice and crime; from busi- 
ness the thievery and injustice; and from social life, heartaches and 
debauchery; thereby creating a new order. Christ culture would give 
to the world a royal democracy — a state in which men should know 
the truth and the truth would bring freedom. We hear much of 
democracy. But there is only one true state, and that is found when 
authority is based upon he sacred trust of Almighty God. When the 



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light and knowledge of Christ shines upon a human soul there is light. 
May we see that light. 

Christ culture gives new values to human life. Worldly culture 
in Greece and Sparta exposed the weakling babes to the hills to perish 
and the babes of India to the Ganges as an act of worship. Some- 
times, a so-called, refined American physician may advocate a simi- 
lar fate, in a more civilized way, for American weaklings. This is 
neither human nor Christian, but heathenish. This culture takes away 
from man the right to take life in any form or phase. The strong 
bear the infirmities of the weak; the most delicate bodies are nursed 
back to health, moulded for activity, usefulness and happiness. You 
say. Is this culture? Does it relate itself to every day life? Yes, it 
enters into all of it; it is more than art or science or philosophy; 
it is life itself. This life puts honor above gain, and virtue above 
bodily life. "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world 
and forfeits his life?" Jesus makes the soul or the individual life 
of supreme value, and to make it possible of attainment, "gave his 
own life a ransom for many." This spirit of sacrifice finds expres- 
sion in the lives of those consecrated to true service in the Master's 
cause. 

Once more, this culture that has its origin in Christ, purifies the 
heart and fills the whole being with his own spirit of divine Grace. 
Human reform makes a specialty of conduct, the outward act. But 
in his school we not only learn about the good and true; we see them 
in Christ and reproduce them. By his spirit dwelling within us, we 
receive divine sympathy for others. We become closely related to all 
suffering whether it be physical or spiritual. We realize the kinship 
within us and with Christ, ' ' abide in me, and I in you and thus ful- 
fill the law of Christ." "Be filled with the Spirit." 

The great characteristic of Christ culture is spirituality. What 
do we more need in this age of materialism? It is in Christ that 
we cultivate the habit of the spiritual and eternal. The earthly so 
easily clouds the vision of the immortal that we dare not lose sight 
of him who is the way, truth and life. Keeping our motives and aims 
centered upon him, the material things become means to higher ends. 
Then "losing life shall be saving it." Through Christ we are truly 
educated, for then we shall see into the heart of things; the mean- 
ing the Creator has put into the artistic; the thoughts embodied, and 
the one who made them so. Then we shall live for life's true values. 
We are God's workmanship and the meanest drudgery becomes God's 
will for us. This is the secret of Christ's culture; this is the genius 
of Christ's school. 

Christ's culture makes us Godlike. Made in his image we marred 
by sin the likeness and alienated our affections and ambitions. In 
Christ we are reconciled to God in love and devotion; the scars are 
removed, the deformities rectified. Our wills bcome one with the 
will of God in Christ Jesus. The life of God becomes ours in finite 
characteristic personality. This kind of culture is Christ's best rec- 
ommendation of us and our best preparation for the life eternal. 

A. B. COVEE. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

Brother T. H. Broad states that he is beginning his eleventh year 
ministry with the La Verne, California, Brethren, and that the new 
year opened splendidly, with five souls going ,down into the waters of 
baptism. 

Word comes from the pastor of the Beaver City, Nebraska, con- 
gregation that the revival meeting under the leadership of Brother 
L. S. Bauman is progressing splendidly, and abeady a goodly num- 
ber of confessions have been received. 

Brother H. M. Harley, pastor of the Pittsburgh Brethren church, 
states in a personal note to us that he is planning to close his pres- 
ent pastorate about April 1 and will be open to a call to some other 
church wishing his services. 

Brother W. E. Thomas, pastor of the Flora, Indiana, church has 
a splendid reporter in the person of his wife. In a very neat and 
carefully written letter, she writes concerning the excellent condition 
of the work at that place. These people are justly proud of their 
Sunday school equipment and are making splendid use of it. The 
evangelistic campaign conducted by Brethren Coleman, and A. T. 
Ronk was quite successful and our reporter speaks very highly of the 
work of these two brethren. 



Brother A. T. Eonk reports the death of Dr. Sol. C. Dickey, man- 
ager of Winona Lake where we have long held our General Confer- 
ences. In this death many denominations will feel a loss that will be 
hard to make good. 

Brother G. W. Chambers reports that he has left the Buena "Vista, 
Virginia, pastorate and has taken up the work at Mt. Olive. He finds 
here a difficult field but some very loyal members. He is also giving 
a helping hand to the Copp's Chapel Brethren. 

The Pairview church near Washington C. H., has for years been 
among the most substantial of our country churches. Dr. Martin 
Shively, who recently conducted a revival there, speaks highly of 
these splendid people, and also of their pastor. Brother L. B, Wilkins, 
who has served them in that capacity for several years. 

Brother W. M. Lyon, pastor of the Washington, D. C, church, 
gives out some news as to the condition of the work at that place.- 
Bverything seems to indicate splendid progress having been made and 
further growth only waiting on new and enlarged quarters for them. 
Their special offerings are unusually large for a people without 
wealth. 

We are pleased to pass on to our readers the good letter from 
Brother N. V. Leatherman, pastor of the Compton Avenue Brethren 
church of Los Angeles. He speaks of his warm reception into the 
district and into the pastorate. The work of this excellent people 
is going forward with characteristic zeal and consecration. They are 
now engaged in a soul-saving campaign under the leadership of their 
pastor. 

Brother Dyoll Belote, pastor of the XJniontown church of Penn- 
sylvania, writes a splendid article concerning the work of the Lord 
at his place. It can be seen that the work is going forward under his 
faithful shepherding.- Brother Belote 's interest in Christian Endeavor 
is being reflected in his young people. One suggestion in this letter 
that is worthy of special note is the effect the tithers are having on 
the financial condition of the church. The churches that have no 
tithers will find it worth their while from every standpoint to enroll 
some. 

Brother G. W. Bench states briefly and manfully the situation and 
attitude of his people since the burning of their church. There is no 
extended plea made, but we are sure that from this brief statement of 
facts many will judge them a courageous, determined and self-sacri- 
ficing people and worthy of any help that the churches of the broth- 
erhood may be able to give them. We believe we know enough about 
these noble people to substantiate Brother Eench's statement, that 
they "are pulling every pound they can" and will continue to do so. 
There are a goodly number of tithers among these people. 

A new congTegation has been organized in West Virginia, at 
Grafton, where thirty members of the Church of the Brethren con- 
stituted themselves Brethren church, and have written in asking for 
sample copies of The Evangelist and all the Sunday school literature. 
They have six ministers among them whose names are as follows: G. 
E. Shahan, J. B. Shaffer, J. E. Shepler, C. G. Nicola, George E. Mur- 
phy and W. E. Murphy, our correspondent. They are very enthusias- 
tic and believe that within a yeay their numbers will have increased 
to 100 members. Welcome, to you, Brethren. 

In the Business Manager's Corner this week you will find sev- 
eral items of interest. Brother Teeter reports the Conference Min- 
utes ready for sale, the Paper Fund continues to grow and so does 
The Evangelist Honor Eoll. Brother H. B. Lehman of Glendale, Ari- 
zona, has long been a loyal friend to The Evangelist and he is now 
bringing us in touch with every Brethren home of his community. 
Brother C. D. Donahue is wisely enlisting the co-operation of The 
Evangelist in his pastoral work of the Garden City congregation, and 
we hope to prove a worthy aide. We welcome the new readers at 
both these places into our Evangelist family. We wish to express our 
appreciation of the splendid loyalty of these pastors and churches 
that are renewing their membership in our Family for another year, 
and we trust that in all these congregations we may find still more 
who are willing to use their pens to help make The Evangelist an 
organ of still greater usefulness during the coming year. 



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GENER AL AR TICLES 

Bone Dry Religion. By H. W. Anderson 



r.: Bone dry religion is now being taught by some of our 
Bible schools. This religion is a man-made religion, and has 
no gospel for a foundation. These preachei-s and teachers 
do not use any part of the Bible that mentions baptism, and 
are not follo-wers of the Lord Jesus Christ. "Whenever we 
throw away an ordinance that was commanded by the Al- 
mightly God, and also commanded by his Son, Jesus Christ, 
to do and teach, we might as well throw away the rest of 
God's word. We have no text, for there is no gospel to be 
used in preaching that all we need is to believe on the Lord 
Jesus Christ and we shall be saved. How can we know Jesus 
Christ and deny his commandments? 

We dare not go back on the translators, for the King 
James version, and the Revised version, both teach the same 
concerning baptism. We are face to face with a religion that 
is sweeping this whole land. As Jesus said, "Believe them 
not, for false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall 
show signs and wonders to seduce, if it were possible, even 
the elect." We are dealing with God, not man. God sent 
John the Baptist, preaching, "Repent and be baptized with 
water unto repenteuce. " John was sent from God with this 
message, born for this purpose. He was called ' ' the Baptist, ' ' 
because he baptized Jesus, being baptized became a baptist, 
although never called that, yet he baptized. The reason for 
John being called "the Baptist" so often is to distinguisli 
him from the other Johns. 

There is not much use for these teachers and preachers 
to use gospel for they don't have any. They never use a 
scripture that says to "baptize them." They pick Acts 16: 
31, — "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be 
saved" — but in the 33 verse Paul baptized them. This they 
omit. And they say, "He that believeth not shall be 
damned." This is Mark 16:16. But the first part of that 
verse says, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be 
saved. ' ' The only salvation for a bone dry religion is to do 
away with these gospel passages which teach baptism. If it 
is not necessary to be baptized, why did Jesus himself bap- 
tize? John 3rd chapter and 26th verse says, "And they 
came to John and said unto him. Rabbi, he that Avas with 
thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou bearest witness, behold, 
the same baptizeth, and all men come to him." Jesus bap- 
tized more disciples than John. This is no gospel for a bone 
dry religion. Jesus Christ Avas just as much of baptist as 
■\vas John the Baptist, and all the Apostles were baptists. 
Baptism is used in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John fifty 
times. It is used by John the Baptist, in the four gospels 
twelve times, by the writers seventeen times, and Jesus uses 
baptize and baptism twenty-one times, making fifty times in 
all. Baptism and baptize are used nineteen times in the book 
of Acts ; and nineteen times in Romans, 1 Corinthians, Gala-, 
tious, Ephesians, Colossians, Titus, Hebrews and 1 Peter. It 
is used five times by Peter, three times by Philip, and once 
by Ananias, and nineteen times by Paul, showing the 
Apostolic church to be a baptist church. Jesus gave the 
Great Commission to the apostles and never recalled it. Bap- 
tize and baptism is mentioned eighty-eight times in the New 
Testament. 

It is not hard for a baptist to understand tli^t Jesus 
meant baptize when he said in St. John, "Be born of water 
and of the Spirit." Bone dry religion wants the spiritual 
birth, but not the water birth. They try to make you believe 
that Christ refers to the natural birth because the body is 
a mixture of water and dust. But if God would have used as 
little water as they use, he could not have made a dough- 
nut, to say nothing of a man. Baptism is God's covenant by 
which we become full pledged members of the kingdom of 
God, or become God's people. God did away with circum- 
cision and adopted baptism. A man that was not circum- 



cised was cut off from God's people, because he had broken 
God's covenant. Now, what have those bone dry professors 
done but broken the commandments of Jesus Christ. They 
say Christ was baptized for them, he washed feet for them, 
he was crucified for them, and all we need to do is to be- 
lieve. If Jesus was baptized for me, why did he still baptize, 
and why did he give the great commission, and say, bap- 
tize them? This looks like building on sinking sand, to piit 
away God's holy ordinance. And still they sing, "Where 
he leads me I will follow." But through the Jordan never! 
Bone dry religion throws away the Lord's loce feast. It 
throws away feet washing, together with baptism. And 
yet they sing, ' ' Oh how I love Jesus ! ' ' How can we believe 
on the Lord Jesus Christ and deny his holy teaching? Jesus 
Christ said, I am the way, the truth and the life. And he 
said to Peter, "Follov/ thou me, not Luther, not Calvin, not 
Wesley, not Morgan, not Moody, not Sunday, but "Follow 
thou me," "I am the way." 

Let us stand with Jesus Christ and his apostles. Jesus 
commanded repentance and baptism. He said to Nicodemus, 
"Ye must be born again." And Peter said. Repent and be 
baptized. Philip baptized. Paul baptized the men to whom 
he said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall 
be saved." I would rather have a religion called "the sub- 
marine route" and stand with Christ, thanabonedryreligion 
and stand against the Christ of Galilee. I read one of these 
dry religion professor's comments on Romans 6, where Paul 
says, "We are buried with him by baptism." He says Paul 
refers to the baptism of the Holy Ghost. John thre Baptist 
said, He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. And Jesus 
said Ave should be born of the spirit. But if born of the spirit 
means to be buried Avith the Holy Spirit, born of water 
means a burial also In water. Then Jesus said. Tarry at 
Jerusalem until ye be endoAved Avitli power from on high. 
And they Avere in an upper room Avhen they Avere baptized 
with the Spirit and it came lik^" a rushing Aviud. But Philip 
Avent down mto the river to baptize the Eunuch. We be- 
lieve in Jesus Christ and in doing all he commands us to 
do. Amen. 

North English, loAva. 



Impromptu Flashes. By w. j. h. Bauman 

Did you ever try to comprehend time and space and the 
God Avho mis both? 

Say, let us thank God for that glorious promise in First 
Corinthians 13, chapter 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 verses, Be sure 
and read them. 

Nothing is more beautiful in the Christian life than un- 
selfish humility. 

Has nature favored you with superior intellectual ca- 
pacity? If so, then don't forget your greater responsibility 
toward both your God and fellow man. 

The entire realm of nature is covered with the image 
of thought. 

If I were to tell you that the chair upon which you are 
sitting was the product of evolution what would you think 
of me? 

Why did you go to church last Sunday? Was it be- 
cause your pet preacher Avas to occupy the pulpit or was it 
to worship God? 

Worshiping God "in spirit and in truth" must have the 
right motive back of it. 

To simply think or feel that we are right proves abso- 
lutely nothing. 

Church creeds are only right insofar as they agree with 
the Bible. 

Victory over self should be our chief aim in life. 



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As He Served. ^y Mrs. S. C. Henderson 



Jeyus said, "A new commandment I give unto you that 
ye love one another as I have loved you." 

This one another stretches far enough to mean every 
one in every land, for his gospel is universal. The expres- 
sion of this love ia deeds, we call Christian service. We 
have no higher or more perfect example of one who has ex- ■ 
pressed real love in unselfish service, than that of Christ. 
Service, as he served, can be backed by no selfish or unholy 
motive. He served because he loved. His fervice was never 
withheld from one in need regardless of rank or national- 
ity. 

Let us note a few instances when he served M'hile walk- 
ing the paths of Palestine. His first miracle was a service 
cheerfully given to relieve an unpleasant circumstance 
when "the wine was all gone" at the feast of the wedding 
in Cana. He gave the water of Life to the woman at the 
well ; his service was cheerfully given whether to heal the 
body, to enlighten the mind, or to encourage the heart. It 
was successful service. On the day of miracles in Ca- 
pernaum, he went to the synagogue and taught and then 
healed the man with the unclean spirit. Surely this was a 
valuable service to the man. Going on to the house of 
Simon and Andrew, he healed the mother-in-law of Simon 
of a fever so she arose and ministered unto them. Then at 
sunset they brought unto him all that were sick and those 
possessed of demons and he healed many that day. Surely 
Capernaum was a healthier and happier city after Jesus 
passed that way. 

As he went through Galilee, he preached his message, 
healed lepers and restored health to the paralytic borne of 
four to the roof opening. 



The Pharisees condemned him for eating with publi- 
cans and sinners and he answered, "They that are whole 
have no need of a physician but they that are sick." He 
healed the withered hand on the Sabbath thus sanctioning 
the doing of good on the holy day. He rebuked the ^\iiyj 
and said, "Peace be stUl" to the angry sea, calming the 
fear in the heart of the disciples. He fed the multitn.de by 
the lakeside where both worthy and unworthy shared alike. 
He brought life again to the dead in many homes. Never man 
served as he served. Servitude was exalted by him and he 
bids us if we would come after him to deny self and take 
up our cross and follow him. 

As long as there are human needs and we have power 
to help meet those needs there is opportunity for service, 
and the responsibility falls on us. 

Many acts recorded in the lives of his followers are in 
accord with the same spirit. St. Paul endured many hard- 
ships that he might serve the Gentiles in giving them the 
gospel. He healed souls and bodies, relieved suffering, up- 
held the right, denomiced the wrong and sought to follow 
in the steps of the blaster always. There is famine, suffer- 
ing, Avrong still on earth; calls for service. 

"0 Master let me walk with thee 
In lowly paths of service free 
Tell us thy secret, help us bear 
The strain of toil and fret and care 
Help me — the slow of heart to move 
By some clear winning word of love 
Teaeh the wayward feet to stay 
And ginde them to the homeward way." 
Clay City, Indiana. 



Confronting Civilization's Crisis: An Appeal by Laymen for Prayer 



These are troubled times. Every thoughtful person 
faces the New Year, which is yet but scarce begun, with 
deep concern. The world outlook is deemed gravest by those 
who best kno'sv international conditions. Our own favored 
America confronts many-sided problems that will tax our 
every resource. We are surely in the midst of days of 
destiny. 

In the realm of individual life the times are testhig our 
soul-stuff. Business men are carrying burdens that fairly 
break hearts. Many Avorkingmen and their families are al- 
ready experiencing the bitter pinch of real want. The weight 
of the world's woe is pressing heavily upon us all. Human 
spirits everwhere are hungry for comfort and guidance. 

What shall we do about it all"? For do something we 
must; the hour is too critical for drifting. 

The laymen who sign and issue this paper so do be- 
cause of a deep conviction that only by spiritual forces 
may our civilization be saved from the unprecedented perils 
that beset it. The only way out is the way up. 

' Holding no ecclesiastical positions, and representing, 
quite unofficially, various branches of the Christian church, 
we take this unusital step of appealing dii'cctly, through the 
public press, to men and women of all faiths, who believe 
in an Omnipotent God and in the power of prayer, to johi 
us in a common and concerted and continuous exercise of 
intercession, to the end that humanity everywhere, torn as 
it is by dissension, and suffermg many kinds of ill effects 
of the world-war, may turn to the patient Father in Heaven 
for new motives and guidance and succor. 
. . . . Our world will never get right with itself until it gets 
right with God. Only spiritual remedies can cure the pres- 
ent iUs of mankind. 

Thei-efore we call upon all who believe that the liv- 
ing God hears and answers prayer to offer daily petitions 
in behalf of our troubled world — with all its international 
strife and jealousies and self-seeking; with its industrial 
um-est, its social unrest and its political unrest, — that the 



Lord Almighty may suffuse the hearts of all people every- 
where with a consuming desire to seek first the Kingdom 
of God and his righteousness. Then all other things need- 
ful may be added unto us, as promised by our Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

We crave for ourselves and for our time a revival of 
the sense of the reality of God, and of our dependence up- 
on him, and of a spirit of loyalty to him. 

Because of the extraordinary part he must take in the 
affairs of our nation and of the world at this most diffi- 
cult time, we also ask that daily prayer be made for the 
President-elect of the LTnited States, that he may be il- 
lumined and sustained for his trying task by the very 
l^ower of the Highest. 

As says the Apostle: "I exhort, therefore, first of 
all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, 
thanksgivings, be made for all men ; for kings and 
all that are in high place ; that we may lead a tran- 
quil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity." 

Nor can we forget our stricken President, for whom 
we would also tenderly pray. 

By way of the throne of a prayer-answering God, even 
the least of us may wield a power for patriotism and for 
universal good will beyond all human calculation. 

"Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by 

prayer 
Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice 
Rise lil!:e a fountain for me night and day 
For what are men Ijetter than sheep or goats 
That nourish a blind life within the brain. 
If, luioMdng God, they lift not hands of prayer 
Both for themselves and those who call them 

friend ? 
For so the whole round earth is every way 
Bound by golden chains about the feet of God." 



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So we entreat all spiritually-minded persons, in what- 
ever ways and at whatever times individual judgment may 
suggest, to engage, i^rivately or publicly, in daily prayer 
that the very gravity of present v/orld conditions may drive 
us all to the Eternal God who is our refuge, and who is the 
only Light in our darkness. In Him we shall find peace and 
good will, and power for the task of remaking the world. 

"All things, whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believ- 
ing, ye shall receive." 



(This "Appeal" signed by more than forty prominent 
laymen, examples of whom are Roger W. Babson, John 
Willis Baer, S. D. Gordon, Nolan R. Best, Marion Lawrence, 
William Shaw, and Amos R. Wells, desires our serious con- 
sideration. It is with the hope that Brethren people may 
give glad response to this worthy appeal that we give it 
space in these columns. — Editor.) 



Austria Today. By Sherwood Eddy 



Austria proper is left Avith barely 6,000,000 inhabitants, 
2,000,000 of whom are crowded within Vienna, which is in 
a state of practically permanent blockade. Formerly the 
trading and banking center for Central Europe, Vienna is 
today Avithout industries or agriculture to support it. The 
little Republic has only six per cent of the coal it requires, 
railroad traffic is largely paralyzed, factories are almost at 
a standstill, the currency has broken down, and Austria is 
compelled to live mainly on credits and food from America. 
The American dollar will buy 140 kronen at present. The 
croAvn, formerly worth twenty cents, fell to a third of a 
cent, and is now two-thirds of a cent. As a result of the 
present rate of exchange, one can employ a maid or servant 
for less than a dollar a month if she could be fed, but with- 
out food enough for the family a servant is impossible for 
most. On the other hand, an American typewriter would 
cost you from six to eight thousand dollars in Austrian 
money. With such collapse of the currencies several of the 
states of Central Europe are almost prohibiting exports and 
imports. Some international control is needed to prevent one 
state from undermining the economic condition of another. 

Austria is caught in a vicious circle. Depression of 
money leads to trade restrictions and these lead to further 
depression of the currency. Austria cannot procure coal be- 
cause she cannot pay in manufactures, and cannot manufac- 
ture for want of coal. Lack of rolling stock hinders trans- 
port of coal, and lack of coal prevents the repair and pro- 
duction of rolling stock. There is often food in the country 
districts, but the country is on strike against the city and 
does not want its paper money, so the city starves >vhile 
the country supports itself. Austria is living largely on for- 
eign credit and foreign food, which is economically ruinous. 
If American Relief were not feeding 300,000 of her children, 
starvation would be general. As it is, hunger is the poition 
of the great majority. The death rate has risen 46 per cent 
since the beginning of the war ; mortality from tuberculosis 
has increased 250 percent ; 100,000 school children in Vienna 
are underfed or diseased from food shortage; 25,000 hospi- 
tal beds are useless for want of hospital supplies ; the ju- 
venile court is overrun, and the increase of crime and at- 
tempts at murder on the part of little boys are ominous 
signs in hungry Vieima, 

The middle class, the intellectuals, and the lowest of 
the poor ;Ji-e the worst sufferers. Present middle class in- 
comes range from 3,000 to 80,000 kronen a year — from $20 
to .$500 in our money. The government allows each individ- 
ual to buy for one week only one loaf (three pounds) of 
bread, a pound each of potatoes and floui-, a quarter of a 



pound each of meat and fat, and one-third of a pound of 
su^ar- -or 35 pei'cent of the food necessaryto keep a person 
m normal health. Few middle class people have any meat 
save on lioiidays. While the middle class salaries have in- 
creased threefold since 1914, food has increased forty times 
and clotliing eighty times. An average intelligent family in 
Vienna have had no new clothing in six years; have no heat 
f 01' the h(juse in winter ; never see meat and butter, and milk 
only in extreme sickness. Their meal consists usually of 
bread, sulxstilute tea, dried beans and potatoes. A new pair 
of boots or a winter coat Avould be the height of their ambi- 
tion, but an overcoat costs three months' salary for a pro- 
fessor. 

There is a terrible depression among educated people, 
and they caiuiot get work to utilize their training. Students 
are turning to farming, shoemaking, or any form of manual 
labor. You see everywhere the sad wrecks of the War. A wo- 
man is selling papers with a Avea.zened baby in her arms. A 
ci'ippled soldier passes selling matches. You see a bow- 
legged child with rickets, and pale little consumptives. 
Worst of all is the hopeless attitude of the people. They feel 
that they were betrayed by their rulers, led ignorantly into 
war, and the real facts kept from them. Believing they were 
the mere puppets and tools of autocratic rulers in church 
and state, many of the men have repudiated both and lost 
the feeling of personal responsibility. 

Long lines of people wait by the hour beforethedoorsof 
the American Relief Administration, the one place of hope. 
Half of the population is hungry and only a fourth have work 
that can support them. In the homes I saw sights I shall 
never forget, especially the children of three or four years 
Avith old, Avrinkled faces that have never smiled, and starved 
children that had never walked with their feeble, spindle 
bow-legs. In one hospital every child in the long rows of cots 
had tuberculosis, in other wards every child had rickets. 
Would that the men who started this war could look down 
upon these rows of sulfeiing humanity and see the hell that 
war has made of Central Europe, while they go unpunished. 

There seem to be only two courses open, unless the 
Allies wish to see Austria relapse into misery and bolshevism 
and become a plague-spot menacing Europe and America. 
One coui'se is for the League of Nations to undertake con- 
trol of the I'ehabilitation of Austria, advancing credits, start- 
ing her industries, and fixing her trade relations. The other 
is to permit her union with Germany, probably her only 
salvation. Bitterly has she paid for her part in starting tJie 
Avorld war. It is now for the Allies to determine what is 
the wise settlement for the future of Europe and the world. 



The Unfinished Task. By n. j. Paui 



For lack of space in the Evangelist, we cannot treat 
this subject as we would like to. However, we A\-ill condense, 
it as best we can, so as to present our thoughts. It is not 
much of a task to begin a task, but some times it becomes a 
great task to finish it. It does not need the Avhole church 
to start a mission, but it does require the full co-operation 
of the church to look after it, and bring it up to a strongej; 
and self supporting congregation. It is an easy job to go 
in debt, but sometimes a hard pull to get out. It is not a 
hard task to join the church, but it does require great faith, 



patience, submission perserverance, tribulations, and afflic- 
tion to ■ hold out, complete the race, and finish the task. 
Many a man has made a good, aird great start, but soon fell 
down on the job. What is wrong? Not enough courage, not 
enough of I can. I WILL. 

The unfinished task as it falls from his hands, must be 
taken up and carried on by those who come after him, Avho 
in their turn to do their part, and pass the unfinished task 
on to their successors. This does not mean that the work 
of the individual is of little value. But it does mean that it 



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is of transcendent value. If he finished the task and him- 
self turned out the completed product, he might possibly 
afford to do shoddy work, for his failure would not involve 
the work of his fellow-ci-aftsmen. But since the chain is not 
stronger than its weakest link, he must be everlastingly 
striving to beat his best. He must do liis work as though 
everything were depending on him. If only the professing 
Christians could feel the weight, and the responsibility rest- 
ing upon them, and then realize the great fact that all have 
an influence, and know that the task of passing on the re- 
ligion of Jesus Christ must in turn be taken up by those 
who come after us, we would say with Paul, "I press to- 
ward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in 
Christ Jesus." Christ caiue and set the example. He taught 
the multitudes He lived what he taught. And he did it all 
perfectly, for he well knew he must pass the unfinished 
task of carrying the gospel to the whole \\'orld on to his 
diciples. And they in turn were to pass it on to their suc- 
cessors. And so it has come down to us. Then should we 
not realize the great fact, that we too, must pass it un- 
finished to those who shall take up the wovk after us? 

"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of 
my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, Lord, my strength, 
and my redeemer. ' ' This has been the desire of the Brethren 
Church — that her words of instruction, her continuing of 
the unfinished task of our Lord may be acceptable and 
right. This is why she stands for the whole gospel. This is 
why she teaches and practices trine immersion. This is why 
she teaches and practices feet-washing. This is Avhy she 
teaches against going to law. This is why Brethren people 
teach and partake of the Lord's Supper in coiaiection with 
the communion service. This is why they teach and prac- 
tice non-swearing. In fact, this is why they teach and prac- 
tice the gospel in its entirety. They realize all these teach- 
ings come from Christ himself, and are come down to us 
through his blessed Word and we are to be faithful in con- 
tinuing Christ's unfinished task. 

Dear reader, if you are not a Christian and you feel 
the Spirit's call, and you decide to accept Christ, for the 
sake of your soul don't let any preacher hand you a single 
immersion baptism for valid baptism. Look him square in 
the face , and tell him your soul is at stake, and you want 
the genuine and no counterfeit. You will have to pass it on 
to your fellow men and you want to be right. It is not pos- 
sible to trace the origin of single immersion, by the back- 



ward action, back more than 400 years. The Brethren have 
been faithful in this matter. They realize also the weight of 
the responsibility resting upon them for handling aright the 
word of truth, and realize too that they must lilve those be- 
fore, pass the unfinished task to those who will come after. 
And so it shall be passed on, until Christ shall come to claim 
his bride (the church). 

The apostle Paul realized this same fact; no wondei' he 
told the Galatian brethren, "Though we or an angel from 
heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which 
we have preached unto you, let him be accused." Paul well 
kncAv he too would soon have to pass the task on. That is- 
why he taught and practiced the whole gospel ; he wanted 
to pass it on as pure as he had received it. He Avanted to 
pass it on without a substitute. Would to God that all min- 
isters of the gospel of Christ would have received the gos- 
pel in its purity, and then would liave taught and practiced 
it, and passed it on to their successors as pure as they had 
received it. Today the Protestant church woidd be one if 
that had been true. But alas ! substitutes were handed dowiT, 
and are still being handed down, and will continue to be 
handed down, until the end of time. I believe the Savior 
looked way down through the aveiiues of time, and saw 
and knew that men would add to and take away from his 
AVord. Perhaps that is why he was made to exclaim, "If the 
blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. ' ' No won- 
der he said, "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, 
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." 

Let me say in conclusion, as the unfuaished task comes 
to us, let us try as best we can to notice the weak places, 
(should there be any) and try as best we can to mend 
them, and then pass on the task to our successors in as good, 
or better condition than when we received it. Let us try to 
do our part not only to commend ourselves, but so as not to 
shame the long line of toilers behind us, and eml^arass the 
long line still ahead. The unfinished task preaches contin- 
ously of the solidarity of the race, and pleads ceaselessly 
that we remember we are our brother's keeper: "For none 
of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself." We 
must do the best Avith what Ave haA^e and make the most of 
Avhat Ave are. Instead of Avhining over circumstances, com- 
plaining of hard luck, clamoring for a chance, just "do 
Avith your might AA'hatsoever your hands find to do," and do 
it right, knoAving it is part of an unfinished task AA-liich you 
must by and by pass on to others. Losantville, Indiana. 



The Present Existing Conditions of the Korean Christians 

By P. William Lee, Graduate School, Ohio State University. 

(A lecture given in tlie Columbus Brethren church, which made request through its pastor, S. E. Christiansen, for publication in the 

Brethren Evangelist.) 



Mr. Kipling said, "Oh, Bast is east and West is west, 
and never the twain shall meet." But the time has arrived 
today when we find this statement holds true no longer, 
and Ave realize that the Avorld is shrinking every day as the 
earth rcA'olves once every 24 hours. We believe that the 
whole world will become as one family in due time. 

Although Korea is one of the oldest countries in the 
Orient, up to the year 1919, comparatively fcAv people in 
the United States kncAv about Korea. Historically she is 
4245 years old and her present population is 20,000,000 peo- 
ple. Geographically she is located betAveen China and Japan 
connecting her northern extremity to Russian Siberia. 

Many Americans who read the books on Korea Avhicli 
have been Avritten by the travelers of a fcAV decades ago, 
ago have the impression that Korea is still the hermit king- 
dom of Asia and the people have some similar characteris- 
tics that the Japanese or Chinese have. It is a fact that 
Korea has been a hermit nation and that she had closed 
her door as tightly as she could for many centuries to pre- 
vent the entrance of any outside influence. But since the 
opening of her door, the people of Korea have changed al- 



together from old to ncAv, from conservatism to progressive - 
ness, from paganism to Christiaiiity. The Koreans hate the 
idea of imperialism Avhile the Japanese admire beyond meas- 
ure the HobenzoUern Avith his clicking spurs, and the 
Koreans haA'e no selfish idea of individualism that some of 
the Chinese possess. The changes of the Korean people are 
remarkable in three Avays. 

In the first place, there are the physical changes. The 
Koreans of fifty years ago Avorc a top-knot and Avide sleeA-ed 
floAAdng garments. He A^'alked as a gentleman Avith a long 
pipe in his mouth, so leisurely that you coidd not tell 
Avhether he Avas going or coming or standing still. But the 
Korean of today does not AA-ear the long and Avide sleeved 
gOAvns, has done aAvay Avith his long pipe and he Avalks as 
fast as anyone else can. 

Secondly, there are the intellectual changes. Koreans of 
fifty years ago Avould not communicate ^vith you. They 
Avould be afraid of you and they Avould not send their chil- 
dren abroad to be educated nor Avould they educate their 
girls, but Koreans of today are eager to come to Americ-a 
and learn Western ideals of ciA'-ilization. They are no longer 



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afraid of you but rather like to become friendly with you, 
and they educate their daughters as tvell as their sons. 

In the third place, they have changed religiously. Fifty 
years ago the people of Korea worshiped their ancestral 
tablets. They believed in Buddhism and Confucianism. But 
the Koreans of today have done away v/ith these old reli- 
gions. They have not only given up idol worshiping but al- 
so hate even to see any people doing such things. They do 
not believe any more in the superstitions and ancestral 
worship and have become earnest Christians. 

It was America who opened the door of Korea by mak- 
ing a treaty with us in 1882, the first treaty that Korea ever 
made with an Occidental pawer; i1 was you American peo- 
ple who gave as the impetus toward the wonderful changes 
mentioned above; and it was again Americans ^vho brought 
us the hope and the light of Christ our Saviour in 1884, 
throiigli which the Koreans made a new beginning. You 
Americans must be proud of your work and we Koreans 
lliank you f or _ your great service. 

You have heard time and again the ■wonderful work of 
the missionaries in Korea during the last 30 or more years. 
Let us refresh our memories by comparing the results you 
liave gained by the energy you have put into the worlt in 
China, Japan and Korea: China, received Christianity 100 
years ago and there are over 5,600 missionaries who are 
working in the field. In Japan, there are over 800 mission- 
aries who are working in the field and it has been 65 years 
since she received Christianity. Korea, although she is the 
youngest and last of all among the mission fields "vvho re- 
ceived Christianity, she is by no means the least. It has been 
only 36 years since she received Christianity and there are 
only about 300 missionaries in the whole country. The money 
that the United States spends for China is twenty times 
spends ten times more than she does in Korea. But the re- 
spends ten times more than she does in Korea. But the re? 
suits are remarkably different from, our expectations or 
from Avhat we might have calculated by mathematical pro- 
cess. The report of the Chinese Annual Conference says that 
there are 500,000 Christians in China; Japan reports thai 
the number of Chiistians in Japan novv' has reached 113,000. 
But Korea says her Christian population is over 300,000. 
But friends, let us examine the numbers again. 500,000 
Christians in China is the result of a 100 years work by a 
body of missionaries who now number some 5,600. The 113, 
000 Japanese Christians is the outcome of 65 years work by 
a group of workers that have grown to the, number of 800. 
The 300,000 Korean Christians are the resultof36yearswork 
by missionaries, whose present members have only reached 
the 300 mark; twenty times less expenses than China or 
ten times less energy than that you put into Japan. Which 
nation bore the most fruit? In other words, Korea bore 
fruit twenty-five times as much as China did and fifteen 
times as much as Japan brought forth. The Japanese have 
tried, in their insidious propaganda, to picture the Koreans 
as rice Christians. What do they mean by "rice Chris- 
tians?" They explain that the Koreans become Christians 
because the churches give them rice. Did any church ever 
give rice to its members? I never heard of even one such 
case though I was brought up in the church. The Asiatic 
Conference which was held in Nanking, Japan in 1916 told 
us that every Korean Christian contributed toward the 
church seven times as much as Japanese and twelve times 
more than the Chinese. Is this not evidence enough to prove 
that the ■Korean Cliristians are not rice Cliristians as the 
Japanese try to label us? Let me tell you another proof: 
I]i Korea almost every Christian community has a way of 
making contributions to the church woi'k — for a new build- 
ing, for the school, for missionary work, or tlie like. It is a 
way by which every member of the family participates. 
Korean, like other Orientals, live on rice as their substan- 
tial food, and rice takes the place of bread in America. Novv", 
in a Christian family, each time the rice is being measured 
out accordmg to the number in the family in preparation 
for the meal, a heaping spoonful for each person is set aside. 



At the end of the week this is brought to the church officers 
to be used for the work. Now, that is the kind of "rice 
Christians" Vi-e Koreans are, and I am proud to be one of 
these Korean "rice Christians." I do not care whether the 
Japanese call us rice Christians or wheat Christians but 
this is the spirit of Korean Christians Avhich we want you 
to know. 

But what terrible things have happened to these Chris- 
tians? Since Japan seized our country by sheer force and 
brutality in 1910, she has tried to stamp out Christianity 
three successive times. .Let me just mention one. The notori- 
ous Conspiracy case in 1911-13, the second time, the Jap- 
anese government imprisoned 123 of the leading pastors, 
church workers and teachers, saying that they were con- 
spirators. These 123 men were tortured with 72 kmds of 
tortures. The most popular torture they- used then and still 
use is the hanging up of a person by the two thumbs — one 
tied in the rear over the shoulder with the other thumb 
drawn back underneath. They strip the prinosers naked and 
beat them, prick them with a sharp point, burn them Avith 
lighted cigars or cigarettes, pull out the nails of their fin- 
gers and toes, pour hot water through the nose and do every 
other imaginable and miimaginable thing. 

Some of these pidsoners lost their mind permanently. 
They became senseless after many hours of .siicli torture. 
Then the Japanese high authorities began to question them. 
The first question they asked was, "You are one of the 
Consi3irators, are you not? You must say, 'Yes,' or you will 
be killed on the spot." The second question was, "You went 
out to the station to kill the Governor General, did jo\} 
not'?" Third, "The American missionaries told you to do 
so, did they not?" The poor victims would groan while in 
a senseless stupor, and this groan would be put do■\^al as 
"Yes" by the prisoner. 

The Japanese government persecuted them for two 
years, expecting to see the Korean Christians deny their 
faith but they failed to accomplish their wicked object. The 
church membership increased instead of decreasing, and 
these 123 prisoners denied their "confessions" when they 
were appealing to the court instead of denying their Chris- 
tian faith. Thank God, for he gave us the strength and 
courage to stand firmly for him, and he sent us the Ameri- 
can missionaries to witness these things. Six if them died 
in prison during the hours of torture and 99 of them were 
sent back to their home as innocent after two years of such 
tortures, but warned severely not to tell any body what had 
happened to them in the prison. No apology was given them. 
Six of them were kept in the prison for four years on the 
excuse that the Japanese had to keep these six men in pri- 
son in order to save their race. This is the kind of civiliza- 
tion that Japan has. This is the kind of democracy that 
Japan is advocating. What do you suppose became, of these 
99 men that were released? A third of them have died since 
and the rest of them~ are crippled, blinded, or paralyzed. 
None of them were again perfect either physically or in- 
tellectually, and fit to do any real Avork. 

Let me tell you the tragic death of our Queen, the brave 
little woman. After the China-Japan war, though formally 
recognizing the independence and guaranteeing the terri- 
torial integrity of Korea, Japan made such outrageous de- 
mands, economic and commercial, that the Queen of Korea 
put her foot down and used her great influence to oppose 
the propositions. Therefore, the accredited Minister of Ja- 
pan to Korea sent into the place a band of ruffians, who 
killed the Queen at three o'clock in the morning and in- 
cuaerated her body. Nothing being foimd later but one little 
finger. 

Were these all? No indeed. If those were all, we Ko- 
reans would not complain about the Japanese barbaric treat- 
ment of the Korean Christians. We would forget them and 
forgiA^e them all. But the persecution of 1919-1920 is still 
worse than that of 1911-1913. 

Let me tell you a few examples of Japanese civiliza- 
tion. Since the outbTeak of the Korean Revolution March 



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1st, 1910, the persecution by the Japanese government can 
compare Avith the terrors of Nero during the first century. 
On April 19, 1919 the holy cliurch of our living God stood 
quietly in the peaceful village of Jeamni. The Japanese 
gendarmerie came and ordered the Christians in the vill- 
age to gather together in the church at two o'clock in the 
afternoon saying that they have an order from the Goveni- 
ment to announce to them. These good Christians obeyed 
and 36 men gathered in the church. The gendarmes sur- 
rounded the church, locked the doors and then shot inmates 
through the windows. Then they got into the church and 
bayoneted those that were still alive and afterwards burned 
the church with the dead bodies inside. A young lady came 
up to the church to see what was happening to her husband. 
The Japanase soldiers killed her with one stroke, and an- 
other lady close behind her was also bayoneted and killed 
on the spot. Friends, just think of it. Can you imagine such 
things as these? If you cannot believe me, read your Con- 
gressional Record, July 15, 16, 17, of 1919. You will find 
hundreds of cases yet worse than these. The tragedy of 
Belgiiun done by the Germans have filled our ears during 
the last four years or more. The Belgian government an- 
nounced that during the four and a half years the Germans 
held the country, six thousand civilians were put to deatli 
by the Germans. But' in Korea two thousand men, women 
and children, unarmed, helpless and peaceful, have been 
put to death in seven weeks. You may draw your own con- 
clusions. 

We have no ways of getting definite information as 
to how many Koreans were put to death and arrested but 
even if we refer to the report made by the Japanese govern- 
ment that she has arrested 81,000 Koreans in the first seven 
months, beginning March to October of 1919, and among 
them 11,000 were Presbyterian church members, which de- 
nomination numbers only one fourth of the whole Chris- 
tian population m Korea. "We do not know how many thou- 
ands more people were put to death and arrested sinco 
then, which is still going on these very days. 

What do the Japanese do to these prisoners? The 
mildest and most general way of torture, according to the 
Japanese idea, that they apply to the innocent people, is the 
flogging and strippmg. After they examine the prisoners 
with severe tortures, if they find them not guilty, they re- 
lease them with 90 blows in three successive days. Do you 
think one can live after he is beaten 90 times with the 
twisted bambo rods? As for the women, they strip them and 
drag them in front of the officers and apply the heated iron 
to the naked body and say to them, "Since you maintained 
you have not sinned or committed crime in any way, accord- 
ing to your Bible, if there is no sin in you, I command you 
to take off all your clothes and go before all the people 
naked." The sinless people live naked in Japan! 

These people are treated inhumanly simply becaus'; 
they are Christians and seeking for freedom and liberty. 
Today 90 per cent of the Korean preachers were imprisoned 
and over 60 per cent of the Korean Christians either have 
been arrested or flogged or are still m prison. Churches are 
being reduced to ashes and Bibles destroyed by the Jap- 
anese soldiers. 

You, the Christians of the United States are largely 
responsible for these people. The teachers you sent out and 
supported taught us the faith that led us to hunger for 
freedom. They taught us democracy and awakeiied our 
minds. They brought us the Bible whose commands made 
us object to worshipping the picture of an Emperor — even 
erf the Japanese emperor. This Bible makes us righteously 
angry when we are ordered to vacate some of our Chris- 
tian homes to make room for the diseased outcasts of 
Yoshiwara, the Japanese prostitutes, to conduct their foul 
business; this book makes us resent seeing the opium seller 
and the morphia agent introduced among us. 

Your teaching has brought us floggings,- tortures, 
strippings, unspeakable death. Suppose we Koreans are to 
forget Christianity and deny our faith because of the hor- 



rible tortures, you are the ones to be blamed for these ter- 
rors. But I thank God that the Koreans and the Korean 
Christians are not that kind of Christians who denj their 
faith because of persecution. We hold our faith more firmly 
even though the Japanese tear our bodies asunder, destroy 
our homes, or butcher our loved ones, because we believe 
in Christ. Nor do we blame you because you taught us the 
Christian docti-ine which brought us these tortures, but we 
thank you continually for your grateful service. We do not 
mourn for the unspeakable tortures for we have found some 
thing eompared to Avhich the blows and lashes of bamboo 
sticks and the sizzling of the hot iron as it sears our flesh 
are small indeed. But we would mourn and feel sorry for 
you, il you ^vere gomg to leave us helpless, shut your ears 
to our calls, and deny your moral and practical sympathy 
at this critical moment. 

You may have heard much through Japanese propa- 
ganda, saying that Japan has done good work to Korea, im- 
proving roads, building raihvays and making docks in the 
harbors. We realize that Japan has made some material im- 
provement, but the question is have they done it for the 
benefit of the Koreans, or for themselves? No, no, they did 
it for their own benefit. We Koreans paid and worked for 
the building of some 1,100 miles of railway but the Japanese 
government does not allow us to own even a foot, and she 
uses it for her own benefit, specially for military purposes. 

She also is boasting loudly that she is introducing new 
reforms in Korea. I hope she does. All they have done in 
connection with new reform is switching back the cemetery 
rules into the old custom, which we Koreans do not want. 
We say, "let the dead alone and make good rules for the 
living." The Japanese also said that they are going to give 
Koreans equal salaries as those of the Japanese. What they 
have done is to lower the ranlvs of Korean officials by two 
or three grades and give them the same salary they used 
to get. These are the ways of Japan's doings. Can any one 
believe Japan? Has she abided by her word? Never, never. 

Friends, this is not time for silence, or for soft speeches 
in praise of what has been accomplished along the line of 
afforestations; road-building and other material improve- 
ments of the Korean peninsula. How long shall these things 
be held to atone for the denial of essential justice and for 
lumumbcred acts of cruelty and oppression? The Koreans 
are human and must be accorded with the elementary rights 
of humanity first, but there is small prospect tliat they will 
get them from the Japanese autocratic and military govern- 
ment unless an aroused public opinion in America demands 
it. I hold it the duty of every intelligent and patriotic 
American to assist in arousing and giving expression to 
such an enlightened public opinion by speaking out. 

"Say not, the days are evil. 

Who's to blame? 
And fold the hands and acquiesce. 

Oh shame! 
Stand up, speak out and bravely. 

In God's name." 

If you ask me "What do you want us to do? Do you 
seriously suggest that the United States should risk a 
breach of good relation or even a war with Japan to help 
Korea?" I say, "No, no, we do not want you to go to war 
with Japan or any other country." But if you ask me a 
question like this, "What can we do for you and your peo- 
ple?" I say, "You can do everything. "—You have proven 
yourself good enough to be trusted by us by your noble 
work in Cuba, and in the Philippine Islands. 

Friends, we want your moral support in the first place, 
and secondly your material help in order to carry on this 
movement here in America and abroad. Will you not help 
the Korean Christians to rebuild the burned churches, to 
replace the destroyed Bibles, the Book that the Koreans 
loved so much, and to aid the starving children who lost 
their parents and homes by the merciless storm raised by 
the Japanese government? 



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Send 

WHITE GIFT 

OFFEEINGS to 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



H. H. WOLFOKD 

General Secretary-Treasurer 

Ashland, OMo 



That College Hen 

It has been several weeks since you have had any word 
from the sponsor for the college hen, not because there was 
nothing to report, but because there were too many other 
things to do. The lien is still alive, and all because of her 
friends who have made such generous contributions foi' her 
existence and subsistence. Thus far contributions have come 
from 39 individuals, 9 Sunday school classes, 11 Sunday 
schools, and 1 Junior C. E. When I think of what has been 
done by way of gifts, I am well satisfied, but when I think 
of the number who have participated in the doing, I am 
sure there are many others who will want to help, unless I 
am badly mistaken in the quality of the folks to whom I 
have been appealing. Of course you all want to help at 
least a little, but I wish you Avould hurry with your gift, 
so that Ave can tell you of other things. And I have other 
things to tell, and things you will want to hear about. 

Contributions at last report 179.52 

Pollyanna Class, Hagerstown S. S 1.50 

Waterloo Sunday School 3.00 

Pittsburg Junior C. E 6.00 

Canton Sunday School 6.10 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guseman 10.00 

F. B. Stutzman 1.00 

G. C. Eaton 1.00 

Mrs. A. M. Gilbert 1.00 

Total to date $209.12 

When I tell you that the lumber for the poultry house 
cost somewhat more than the entire offerings to date, you 
will see tliat there is room for any help you may want to 
give. More next time. 

Martin Shively, Ashland College, 

Ashland, Ohio. 

Sunday-School Opportunity in Brazil 

Brethren Sunday school workers are especially inter- 
ested in the development of the Sunday school movement in 
Argentine, but they cannot afford not to be interested in 
all South America. Especially does the great Portuguese 
country, Brazil, demand our attention. 

"No single agency in Brazil just now can accomplish so 
large a work for the extension and building up of the King- 
dom as the Sunday school movement," writes a missionary 
from Brazil, as he tells of the work of Rev. Herbert S. HaiTis, 
who Avas sent to Brazil as Sunday school Secretary last 
May. A Sunday school office has been opened in Rio de 
Janeiro and Mr. Harris has made a number of trips to or- 
ganize and strengthen Sunday school work in the various 
states. An advance step was taken recently by the appoint- 
ment of an interdenominational committee to consider the 
merging of denominational interests in the preparation of 
adequate literature for the Sunday school. The new and 
modern Methodist Publishing House at Sao Paulo will be the 
publishing agency for the following Sunday school helps : a 
translation of one the annual books for teachers, probably 
Dr. Winton's "Notas Explicativas, " a quarterly for the 
adult and senior classes and a monthly paper for children. 

Another important advance is a library, in Portuguese, 
of religious pedagogy, to be called " A Biblioteca de Psych ol- 
ogia Religiosa," issued under the auspices of the Simday 
School Union and the Committee on Co-operation in Latin 
America. The first four books of this series are already in 
the hands of translators. They are: "The Sunday School at 
Work," Faris; "Learning and Teaching," Sheridan and 
White; "Life in the Making," Barclay and "Organizing 
and Directing the Sunday School," North and Cunningham. 
The three latter books have been made available through the 



kindness of Bishop Moore, of the Southern Methodist 
church, who brought the manuscripts with him from the 
States a few weeks ago and also money' for their translation, 
but who is Avilling to have the books published under the 
joint auspices of the Union and Committee. 



Memory Pictures 

By Mrs Warren Williams 

Oh Master of artists, Avhat pictures you paint 

For this Avonderful Avorld of ours. 

There a dash of green ; there a mountain scene ; 

And yonder the beautiful flowers. 
The golden glorious fall time 

Has come and gone once more; 
We Avill miss your skies so clear and blue, 

While the wintry clouds float o'er. 

The song birds have gone and left us, 

For fear the snoAvflakes would fall; 
The cockle-burrs had ripened 

And they heard the south winds call. 
But I .shall stay here for a change of scene, 

For the moonlight Avinter night, 
When I'm rich in the diamonds that gleam in the snow. 

In myriads of colors so bright. 

The golden-rod and the halcon bush — 

I have put them so carefully away. 
I can close my eyes and see them now. 

Some cheerless winter day. 
I Avould not sell the gems I have. 

That I gathered in the past 
From the beautiful sketches God made for me 

Of the pictures that do not last. 

Oh wonderful artist of nature! 

You paint with a brush divine 
That excells CA^ery effort that man ever made 

Throughout all ages and time. 
We need not travel from shore to shore. 

Or search in the halls of fame ; 
For the beautiful scenery he paints for us 

Are pictures that have no name. 

Oh busy old Avorld, you are going so fast. 

It Avould rest you to pause for a while. 
To look at the pictures he's painting for you 

Free from turmoil and strife and style. 
Oh ! I 'm hanging them thick on memory 's wall, 

For no money needs there be 
To buy the thouglits I am storing away 

From the pictures God makes for me. 

But of the many pictures 

That hang on memory's wall. 
Is a portrait of a Avrinkled face. 

Dearest and best of all. 
It is set in a frame of gold and gems ; 

Of my soul it is a part. 
A blessed image of mother 

Is engraved upon my heart. 



An American business man retummg from Peru says 
the Peruvian GoA^ernmeut is destroying the toAvn of Paita, 
because of it being overrun with rats, and that the city will 
be rebuilt, "rat-proof." The thoughtful reader will natur- 
ally ask: "Why not destroy the rats instead of the city? 
But the action of the Peruvian government is no more 
strange than the attitude of many in our OAvn United States 
Avho sit quietly by and permit tobacco to destroy tens of 
thousands of our citizens, instead of working for the destruc- 
tion of tobacco. 



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J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Greetings from Francis E. Clark 



Mr. J. A. Gai'ber, Ashland, Ohio. 
Dear Mr. Garber: 

I appreciate your desire to take note of the Fortieth 
Anniversary of Christian Endeavor, and am glad to send 
a message for the Brethren Evangelist, in connection A\dth 
this anniversary. 

Siirely the Christian Endeavor cause has great reason 
to be thankful to God for his many mercies during these 
forty years of the past. Never was there an organization 
more providential in its inception, or guided more distinctly 
and directly by God during all these years. Men have had 
very little to do with it. There has been but little money, 
and no great ecclesiastical organization behind it. But I be- 
lieve because God Avished to bring the young people of the 
churches together, and through them the older people of 
our churches, in a fellowship that had not been known be- 
fore, he has prospered it in a wonderful way. The society 
was never so strong throughout the world as it is today, 
and is constantly growing. 

Only two days ago as I write we had a meeting of the 
Executive Committee of the United Society of Christian En- 
deavor, and also of the World's Christian Endeavor Union, 
and the reports from every country have been beyond 
measure encouraging and hopeful. Even the new republics 
which have been carved out of Russia now almost all have 
their Christian Endeavor contingent, and Latvia, Esthonia 
and Poland were added to the Christian Endeavor countries 
sia the World's Union. Jugo-Slavia, Czecho-Slovakia, toge- 
ther with Finland and Hungary, already belong, and in all 
these countries, in spite of terrible difficulties and present 
starvation, caused by the war, the societies are progressing 
as never before. Germany has doubled its societies since 



the war began, and a letter which has come from there tells 
of a remarkable national convention which has just been 
held in Darmstadt, where they could not find buildings big 
enough to hold the crowds. 

The state conventions, too, in America, have been 
largely record-breakers, during the past year, and Great 
Britain tells of constant progress, though of course, like all 
other countries, the Endeavorers there as well as in our 
own land, were depleted by reason of the hundreds of 
thousands of young men who went into the war. Now many 
of them have come back and other recruits have come to 
take the place of those who will never come back, so that we 
may look forward during the coming year to larger fellow- 
ship and better and more consecrated service than ever be- 
fore. After all, this standard of consecrated Christian En- 
deavor must always strive to uphold. Quality is more im- 
portant than quantity. Consecration is far better than num- 
bers. But we can have them lioth, if we will. 

I appreciate the interest that the Brethren Church ha.s 
taken in the organization that promotes this world-wide 
fellowship. At the same time we shall always insist on the 
loyalty of the young people to their own church, their own 
denomination and missionary causes, for we have learned 
during these forty years that fellowship and loyalty, fidelity 
and fraternity, can go together, in building up Christian 
character and training for the Lord's work the young peo- 
ple of all our churches. 

With affectionate greetings to all my Endeavor friends 
in your church, and M'ith kind regards to yourself person- 
ally, I am 

Faithfully yours, 

FRANCIS E. CLARK. 



Forward-Godward. By Elwood a. Rowsey 



When the Evangelist came to my desk this morning it 
found weeks of work awaiting attention. But the moment 
the Evangelist arrived other matters were forgotten and a 
warm reception was extended to our valuable paper. 

The C. E. page this week would encourage a pessimist. 
No true Endeavorer however, is pessimistic. 

Miss Wilcox's article is a splendid feature. It would 
be profitable if all the state presidents would prepare a 
little C. E. BuUethi and send it to each society in the state. 
Who will be the first to try such a plan? 

Miss Price challenges all ambitious Christians. It is 
fortunate for us and favorable for the kingdom that we 
have such a specialist to handle our Junior and Intermediate 
work. In my judgment this is the most important age in 
the church. 

Mr. Huette appears again, telling us to make use of the 
motto of a good advertiser, "Tell 'em quick and tell 'em 
often." Mr. Huette lives up to this motto. 

The Hand Book 

The printer informed me this morning that the C. E. 
Handbook will be ready in a few days. Hustle the name and 
address of your corresponding secretary to Prof. J. A. Gar- 
ber, AT ONCE IF NOT SOONER. THERE IS NO PRES- 
ENT TIME LIKE NOW. 

I have received a number of questions from societies 
all over the country. Some are contemplating organizing 
and are wiiting for help. This is a good omen. 

Christian Endeavor is growing in the church, several 
people have said recently, "I feel a revival of Christian En- 
deavor in our church." 



Christian Endeavor At Lost Creek, Kentucky 
Your General Secretary visited the C. E. Society at Lost 
Creek a few weeks ago. Their society is surprisingly alive. 
Since they now have in their possession a larger supply of 
C. E. Literature the progress will gain impetus. Brother 
Akens is doing a commendable work. 

The New Year is here. May the forward look lead ns 
Godward. Let's make our slogan, "A work for everyone 
and everyone a worker. Every man a job, every job a man's 
job, and every man on the job." 

Come on. Let's Go, On to Victory. 



At the last session of the State Grange of Washmgton 
a resolution was adopted urging a law prohibiting "the 
growth, manufacture, sale and use of tobacco in all forms. ' ' 
Evidently the farmers of Washington do not propose that 
their soil shall be brought to the condition of much of the 
tobacco- ruined soil in some of the Southern states. 



PREVENTION 

(Matt. 19:20; Acts 2:39; Tun. 1:12) 
"You can keep a record of the lives saved by the men 
at our life saving stations in our countiy," declared N. 
Wilbur Messer, "but you cannot keep a recoi-d of the wrecks 
avoided through the light houses along the coasts. " Preven- 
tion is greater than rescue. Hence the inestimable value of 
the Sunday school. Christian Endeavor and other forms of 
religious education and spiritual culture. 



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SEND ALL MONET FOE 

General Home, Kentucky and 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WILLIAM A. GEAEHAET 
General Missionary Secretary 



PEICKING THE BUBBLE 

The case against the Japanese in California 
presented to Secretary of State Colby by 
Governor Stephens through the report of his 
Staet. Board of Control is greatly weakened 
by the discovery that the census figures just 
issued show the increase of Japanese popu- 
lation in California to have been overesti- 
mated by sixty percent. The Board of Con- 
trol's estimates, based on arrivals at the port 
of San Francisco and birth statistics, indi- 
cated an increase of 45,923 in ten years. The 
censes shows an addition of 28,840. There is 
no evidence, as charged, that the Japanese 
sought to evade the census, for the estimates 
given out by their own papers are in excess 
of the census figures. The Board of Control 
overlooked the important fact that Japanese 
are migrant. Thousands of them have moved 
on into Utah, Idaho, "Wyoming, Colorado and 
elsewhere. The percentage of Japanese land 
holdings in California was also exaggerated 
by comparing the total acreage leased and 
owned by them with the irrigated acreage 
only. The report of the California Board of 
Control was widely circulated three months 
before election. Census reports came out two 
weeks after. — Home Missions Council. 



various Nationa.kHome Mission Boards and 
the Home Mission Boards and the Home Mis- 
sions Council that they urge President Wilson 
and Secretary of State Colby to press for an 
honorable and speedy settlement of such fea- 
tures of this complex question as are purely 
international. ' ' — Home Missions Council. 



ORIENTAL SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA 

At a meeting of Home Mission Board Sec- 
retaries and Superintendents of Mission Work 
among Orientals held in San Francisco just 
previous to the election the following action 
was taken: 

"As a result of a careful inspection of mis- 
sion work in California for Chinese, Koreans, 
and Japanese, particularly in Los Angeles and 
San Francisco, we are strongly impressed 
with the result of Christian work in Ameri- 
canization and assimiliation. While not ar- 
guing for a wide open door of immigration, 
we cannot discover that a limited number of 
these people constitute a menace. On the 
other hand, the proposition to take from their 
children born in this country the privilege of 
citizenship we regard as un-American and un- 
christian, and calculated to prejudice those 
American born children against our people 
and our institutions. We recommend to our 



MISSIONARY WORK OF THE T. M. AND 
Y. W. C. A. 

Wo commonly think of the Y. M. and Y. W. 
C. A. as doing primarily a social welfare 
work, but it is also doing much in the way of 
encouraging young people into the missionary 
life of the church. Our own church has sup- 
plied a number of missionaries who made 
their decisions for life work in Y. M. or Y. 
W. C. A. devotional meetings. Besides that 
however, the Y. M. is doing actual evangel- 
istic work in home and foreign lands. One 
of its most successful evangelists, and a man 
who is among the foremost Christian states- 
men of our day, is Sherwood Eddy. Perhaps 
no other man, unless we except John R. Mott. 
and Robert E. Speer, has done more to influ- 
ence the student body of the world for Christ 
and enlist them in Christian service. 

Mr. Sherwood Eddy sends report of the first 
student conference ever held in the new Re- 
public of Czecho-Slovakia. It was a historic 
occasion. The meeting was in an ancient 
Hapsburg feudal castle, which President 
Masaryk gave to the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. 
for their uses. Five hvmdred years after John 
Huss was burned and the Roman Catholic 
religion was forced upon Bohemia by torture, 
this nation stands free, and it was possible 
for students to gather for the study of the 
Bible. For many of them it was the first time 
they had ever held or studied a Bible. The 
words "religion," "church," "Christian- 
ity, ' ' had represented to them crime, tyranny 
and oppression, and the gospel came to them 
as a revelation. Atheists, free-thinkers, ag- 
nostics, materialists. Catholics, and a few 
Protestants, came together to find the preju- 
dice of years breaking down, and an enthu- 
siasm for Bible study taking its place. It 
was a wonderful experience. These students 
were the flower of the universities of the new 



Republic. AH but three said they had been 
deeply influenced by their study of the New 
Testament and had found it a new Book. The 
testimony as to spiritual blessing was remark- 
able. Men who had professed atheism, who 
had never read the Bible before, men from 
every shade of doubt and infidelity testified 
to having found new light or life, a new 
Bible, and undreamed-wealth in Christ. Thirty 
men responded to the appeal to follow Jesus 
Christ in a new life of fellowship with God 
and service for man, and others promised to 
study the teachings of Jesus. It was felt to 
be the beginning of a new spiritual day 
for Czecho-Slovakia. 

A great movement has started in the Cath- 
olic church, Mr. Eddy says, breaking away 
from Rome to establish a national church. 
About 200,000 have joined the movement with- 
in a few months, and a national church like 
that in England may be formed. The nation- 
al language has been adopted for the services; 
the leaders stand for a married priesthood, an 
open Bible, and the whole position -maintained 
by Huss at the beginning of the reformation 
five centuries ago. Mr. Eddy says President 
Masaryk is a great and humble man, who has 
suffered much for liberty and truth. He took 
a deep interest in the student movement. His 
doughter, who is a leader in social service, 
made one of the addresses at the conference. 

Mr. Eddy also held a series of meetings 
among the soldiers and civilians in Bohemia 
and Moravia, where 3,000 soldiers crow<3ed 
the Y. M. C. A. huts every night, and lis- 
tened in intense silence while he sought to 
lead them back from resentment left by years 
of oppression to faith in God. There, under 
the shadow of the old castle with its instru- 
ments of torture, its damp vaults and corri- 
dors where prisoners were chained naked to 
be eaten alive by rats, the soldiers were now 
listening dailyT;o a full and free gospel. So 
great was the interest that Mr. Eddy was 
asked to return and organize a national evan- 
gelistic campaign in Czecho-Slovakia. He 
says a native Huss or a Wesley is needed to 
lead a great national revival. With the 
movement~for religious and social reforma- 
tion, the future is bright for this new nation 
in Central Europe. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



A SEASON OF SERVICE AT FAIRVIEW 

It was recently my privilege to spend two 
weeks with the Brethren of the Fairview 
congregation, near Washington C. H., Ohio, 
the scene of many an earlier battle with sin, 
and a field in which many a victory had been 
won for the Lord. If there is any finer part 
of this great state, I have yet to see it, and 
I have seen much that it has to offer. The 
people who live there, are as fine as the soil 
upon which they live. There are not so very 
many of them, for the farms are unusually 
large, but what is lacking in quantity, is 
more than made up in quality. The church is 



eight miles from the city, and is splendidly 
located for a country church, but faces the 
problems of all congregations so located. 
Brother L. B. Wilkins has been the pastor for 
a number of years, and has done a fine work 
there, holding a place in the hearts of the 
l^eople which will be hard for another to win. 
He is a prodigious worker, vnth a heart 
which beats warmly toward all the people in 
his parish, no matter who they may be, and 
ready at all times to play the part of a man, 
no matter what the need may be. I have 
worked with many a pastor during the years 
of my ministry, but none who has or could be 



more loyal to the evangelist. It is my earnest 
hope that ,he may remain in that field, for his 
wide acquaintance in it, and his standing 
among its people, are assets which any pastor 
might covet. The preacher found a home un- 
der the roof of David Hegler, who with his 
good wife and daughter, left not one thing 
undone to make the stay both comfortable 
and pleasant. In fact I feel under perma- 
nent obligation to all the good folks of the 
church, for the exceptional kindness which 
was shown to me. Several things militated 
against a great revival. First, the time was 
too short, for an effort of two weeks' dura- 



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tion with tlie interference of unfavorable 
weather leaves much to be desired. And 
then, the field is but sparsely occupied by 
population, and the folks who are there, are 
mostly attached religiously. But by the Lord's 
help we did what we could, and the final re- 
sults are in his hands. There was plenty of 
evidence of his interest, for the Holy Spirit 
was there in convicting and saving power. To 
him be all the praise for any good which at- 
tended the effort. 

MARTIN SHIVELY. 



UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 
"DOINGS" 

It hasn't been so long since we gave a re- 
port of the work at this place, and so we 
shall not have so long a story to tell this 
time. Still it may be better to appear often- 
er and not be so "long-winded" when we do 
report. Following the close of the evangelis- 
tic campaign by Brother Bell the nejct point 
of interest was of course the Thanksgiving 
offering for National Home Missions. The 
matter was presented to the congregation and 
without any "splurging" the opportunity 
was given for the presentation of the gifts. 
The result was the meeting of the quota of 
the congregation in full. Following imme- 
diately upon the close of an evangelisic cam- 
paign we feel that the result was very satis- 
factory. 

In most Brethren churches the Christmas 
season is looked forward to as a time of op- 
portunity to show the spirit of sacrifice for 
the cause of the Master by a White Gift offer- 
ing for our Mission and Sunday school and 
College interests, so immediately following the 
Thanksgiving season we began planning for 
the Christmas programme. The programme 
was somewhat different this year, a very short 
programme of recitations and exercises for 
the tiny tots being followed by a story Can- 
tata, the story part being read by a selected 
reader and the musical numbers being ren- 
dered by the Junior choir. All parties con- 
cerned in this programme acquitted them- 
selves with credit and the affair passed oii' 
very satisfactorily. When the announcement 
was made of the first count of the White 
Gift offering (at the close of the programme) 
a brother suggested that he would like to see 
the amount made a little higher and offered to 
increase his gift. Opportunity was offered for 
any others to follow his example and very 
soon the amount was hovering well toward 
the two hundred dollar mark (most of the in- 
crease in gifts came from the group of tith- 
ers which ha^' been secured in accord with the 
Bicentenary plans). After that it was the 
decision to make the total go over the two 
hundred mark and it did, ($202.50) being the 
final total of the gifts. 

The Y. P. S. C. E. elected new officers re- 
cently and they have taken hold of things 
with commendable zeal, a recent meeting of 
the officers and committees being character- 
ized by a full attendance. Several matters of 
interest and concern to the best interests of 
the organization were considered and acted 
upon. The society is represented in the offi- 
cial roll of the county C. E. Union, our pres- 
I ident being official chorister and chairman of 
t the Committee of Evangelism. We are ex- 



pecting some effective work from our new offi- 
cials during the next sis months. 

The quarterly business meeting of the con- 
gregation was held on Thursday evening, 
January 6, with a goodly attendance of the 
membership. Reports were had from the var- 
ious officials, the financial report showing all 
debts met and a nice balance in the treasury. 
It was decided to begin the campaign for the 
liquidation of the debt on the parsonage at 
once, and that will begin on Sunday, January 
16. A good spirit prevailed throughout the 
meeting and a lively interest was manifested 
in all the proposals and discussions. Figures 
given at the meeting showed the congrega- 
tion have made gifts totaling over $700.00 for 
work outside the congregation in the last nine 
months. We think this a good record for a 
church like this one. It being the time for 
the decision as to the pastoral relations for 
another year, a call was extended to the pres- 
ent incumbent to remain for another year 
from April 1, 1921. The arrangement being 
satisfactory to all parties concerned the trans- 
action was accomplished without serious dis- 
cussion. 

On January 9 the annual Promotion Day 
exercises of the Sunday school were held, with 
Attorney J. W. Dawson, of our city, as speak- 
er. The affair passed off quietly and agree- 
ably. (Hereafter we will observe the occa- 
sion in October). Several changes were made 
in the teaching force and the number of 
classes was. cut down. We believe this will 
work for good in the end. Things look good 
to the writer. There are no spectacular ac- 
complishments, but we are trying to build in 
a way that will last. At the evening service 
on the 9th a lad of some twelve years accep- 
ted the invitation to give his life to the Mas- 
ter and came forward to confess him. So the 
good work goes on. We covet an interest in 
the prayers of the brotherhood, that we may 
be strengthened in every good purpose, in the 
inner man, to work out the purpose of our 
existence here, and to have some small part 
in the accomplishment of the Eternal pur- 
pose for the world. 

I'raternally, 
DYOLL BELOTE. 



SINCE THE FIKE 

There have been many solicitous inquiries 
about the outlook here at South Bend, since 
our church burned. We take this means of 
saying to all that we are facing our loss and 
the consequent serious situation as best we 
can. Every one acquainted with conditions in 
a city the size of South Bend, knows the dif- 
ficulties to be encountered financially. With 
our men out of work, it does not look very 
encouraging. Yet, I have never seen such 
giving on the part of any people, in order to 
get a start. The people were compelled to 
buy a house in order to get a piace to stay. 
With payments to be made on these homes, 
or most them, and then contribute anything 
worth while for a new church, is a task re- 
quiring a lot of consecration and courage. 

Then, the future of our cause must be care- 
fully considered. To keep within our means, 
and build a small affair when our religious 
neighbors have large, modern Sunday school 
buildings, makes us wonder what we can do 
TO GIVE US A FUTUEE. There is one thing 



sure, the people are pulling every pound they 
can. The good women of Goshen remember 
how a little lift would have helped them when 
in such a struggle a few years ago, and have 
cheered us by a gift of $200.00. Thank you, 
ladies, for this bit of good cheer. "It helps 
right where it hurts." Perhaps others can 
help to give South Bend a future worth while. 

G. W. BENCH. 



FLOEA, INDIANA 

As it has been considerable time since Flora 
has reported we will try to do so now. It is 
useless for the writer to say that Flora is 
wide-awake and doing things, because any 
one who is acquainted with the people here 
knows that they are noted for doing things 
and being on the job every minute. We did 
our part in the Four Year Program and we 
are ready to do the same thing in the Bicen- 
tenary Movement. We have a very wide- 
awake Woman's Missionary Society here, 
which believes in doing things. Not only 
have they met the various goals in their pro- 
gram but also gave one hundred dollars to 
the Muneie building fund and other worthy 
enterprises as they have been brought to their 
notice. It is an inspiration to have a group 
of women like them to work with in the 
church. The Sisterhood of Mary and Martha 
is also wide-awake under the very able lead- 
ership of Mrs. Ella Clingenpeel as Patroness. 
They are certainly doing great things for the 
Master. The Sunday school is one of the 
finest that the writer has ever worked with 
or visited and is under the able leadership of 
Brother Lee Myer and his able corps of assis- 
tants. The Sunday school has not only grown 
but is continually growing and doing things. 
While we have one of the finest equipped 
churches in the brotherhood, yet it is our 
opinion that if the Sunday school keeps on 
growing our plant will have to be enlarged 
in a few years. Our average attendance is 
over two hundred, which we think is very 
fine. The average for the month of Novem- 
ber was larger than any Sunday in previouB 
years. 

It is needless for the writer to say that this 
is one of the finest congregations we have 
and it is certainly a joy to work with them. 
During the Christmas season they remembered 
the pastor and family in a wonderful way. 
Our Revival 

Last fall we engaged Brother Coleman and 
Brother A. T. Ronk to lead us in an evangel- 
istic campaign. After our meeting had come 
to a close we found we had made no mistake 
in inviting them here. To say it was a won- 
derful meeting would be putting it lightly. 
Not only did we have fine crowds but thirty- 
seven lined up for the Kingdom, thirty-four 
"being received into the Brethren church. 
While it is not a large number but when you 
take into consideration that the Sunday 
school was well worked and most of these 
were from new families and influential people 
of the community, you can see it was a great 
victory for the Lord. I want to say right 
here that I believe that the Brethren church 
does not know what a great evangelist it has 
in Brother Coleman. He certainly is a preach- 
er who proclaims the whole giwipel of Jesus 
and a workman who needeth not to be 
ashamed. Brother Ronk is a fine song leader 



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and led the large olioir in a very efficient 
way. His work with the children was fine 
and he was able to impart to the children 
lessons that will last in the years to come. 
Any church that is thinking of calling some- 
one to hold a revival can make no mistaiC^n 
calling these men. In the last year we have 
taken about forty-five into the church and the 
future is brighter than ever. Oh yes, I for- 
got to say the Evangelist is on the budget 
for another year and we will soon send in a 
revised list which will include a great many 
new names. Eemember the brethren at Flora 
in your prayers. 

MES. W. K. THOMAS. 



THE COMPTON AVENXJE BRETHREN 
CHTJKOH, LOS ANGELES, CAUrORNLA 

This is our first report to the Evangelist 
readers since we came to the Compton Ave- 
nue Brethren church. We were called to 
serve this church October 1st, 1920. Our 
first service was on October 3rd. This was 
rally day for the Sunday school and Home 
Coming day for the church. The church was 
filled. In the morning after the class period 
the school assembled an rendered a splendid 
program of recitations, songs, and a pageant 
by the Intermediate boys. At the close of 
this session many large well-filled baskets of 
food were placed on the tables. Our people 
here know how to enjoy themselves and have 
fellowship in this way. In the afternoon the 
Southern California Brethren pastors were 
present each speaking and welcoming us in 
their midst. We thank them for their kind 
words and helpful suggestions. We appreciate 
the fellowship with these men. We preached 
our first sermon as pastor in the evening. We 
shall long remember this day. 

A few weeks later we were given a recep- 
tion by the church. We would like to go into 
detail concerning this but space will not per- 
mit. It may be sufficient to say that we 
were drawn closer to the Brethren here be- 
cause of this reception. 

We made no appeal for our Thanksgiving 
offering since a sufficient amount had been 
provided in the budget to pay our Home Mis- 
sion apportionment on last year's basis. But 
when the apportionment was raised to $1.00 
per member we suggested that those persons 
who had received notice from Brother Gear- 
heart our General Missionary Secretary, and 
were intending to send money to him any 
way, that they let it flow through the chan- 
nels of the church treasurer. As a result bet- 
ter than $83.00 were added to what the church 
had already subscribed through the budget. 

Our White Gift service we all feel was a 
success. We see now where some improve- 
ments can be made next year; but we know 
much good was accomplished. Besides a good- 
ly quantity of packages of eatables, to sup- 
port the local needy and 43 special packages 
for patients at the county hospital there was 
given $97.15 in cash for various purposes. 
Our people were privileged to indicate where 
they wished their gifts to go. Much of the 
success of our peoples giving directly for the 
support of the Kentucky work is due to the 
assistance rendered to the church by Brother 
Wall, giving us his illustrated Kentucky lec- 
ture. 

We had a grand business meeting New 
Years 's day. All officers gave their reports in 



the morning. Then we had dinner prepared 
and served only by the men of the church. 
We would like to write more of this fine din- 
ner but details would be more interesting 
than profitable for this space. In the after- 
noon new officers were elected and regular 
business disposed of. This church has assumed 
a large budget for the coming year but with 
each shoulder to the wheel they are carrying 
it easily. 

Our Sunday school is in fine condition to 
grow. Our present enrollment is 243. Last 
Sunday we had 206 present. 

We have here a Junior, Intermediate, and 
Adult Christian Endaevor and are planning to 
organize soon a seperate young people 's so- 
ciety. Our societies are all doing nicely. 

As I am writing this our ladies are organ- 
izing a W. M. S. They have had a Dorcas 
society which met for sewing and work of 
like nature but now feel that they ought to 
branch out in more definite missionary study 
and work. They will now become enrolled as 
members of our national W. M. S. It is 
their plan to have a regular missionary study 
program the first Thursday of every month. 

There have been eight accessions during the 
last quarter; four by baptism, two by lettei-, 
and two by relation. 

We are now praying and preparing definite- 
ly for a real campaign of soul winning. Our 
revival services will start Sunday, January 
16th, and will continue as long as the Spirit 
of God urges. We are expecting great things 
of the Lord in this campaign. Already there 
are signs of some turning back to the Lord. 
If we can only all keep humble and pray the 
Lord will work here in this needy field. If the 
Lord lays it upon your heart pray for us, 
brethren. N. V. LEATHERMAN. 



FROM BUBNA VISTA, VA. TO MT. OLIVE 

After a stay of over three years at Buena 
Vista with the First Brethren church, we re- 
signed and accepted the call of the Mt. Olive 
church. Let me say that our stay at Buena 
Vista was both pleasant and profitable and we 
are praying that the good Lord will bless the 
dear brethren and sisters in their efforts to 
build up the Lord's work in Buena Vista. On 
November 9th we arrived at our new home 
and was greeted by a large hearted people. 
Mt. Olive has been without a regular pastor 
for about two years. The membership is 
scattered and not very good roads to reach 
the church. Our Sunday school superintend- 
ent. Brother John Hartman, lives about nine 
or ten miles from the church, and has a very 
rough road to travel over. And we have some 
that live at a distance from eighteen to 
twenty miles. When the winter season comes 
on those who live at a distance are practic- 
ally cut off from church. Thus leaving the 
burden to rest on a few who live near the 
church. This makes the work heavy and diffi- 
cult for the pastor. On November 14, we be- 
gan a meeting which was to continue for two 
weeks, with a view of reviving the mem- 
bership, and getting ready for Holy Commu- 
nion. The weather seemed much against us. 
Snow, ice and bad roads were ours to battle 
with. But the Lord gave us the victory. The 
church was much revived, and four precious 
souls accepted Christ and were baptized. On 
December 11, a goodjy number were at the 
communion tables. Brother I. D. Bowman 



was with us and preached for us Sunday the 
12th and Sunday night, which was much ap- 
preciated. On December 24th, the Sunday 
school rendered a fine Christmas program. 
There was ah offering lifted for the starving 
in Europe. Our Christian Endeavor is doing 
fine. Our young people are very active and 
manifest a willingness to do with their might 
what their hands find to do. 

Well, you can call it a pounding if you 
want, but things came in by the bushel. We 
are proud indeed for the nice flock of chick- 
ens the good sisters gave to my wife. May 
the good Lord bless them for their gifts. 
Copps Chapel 

This is our mountain church in East Virgin- 
ia near Sperryville. Over three years ago we 
resigned the pastorate at Copps Chapel and 
accepted the call of Buena Vista and each suc- 
ceeding year since we have received a call 
from this church. This time the Spirit seemed 
to say, Go nothing doubting, and we accepted 
the call. We go once a month to preach for 
them. Each time we are greeted with large 
crowds. They have an evergreen Sunday 
school and prayer meeting every Sunday eve- 
ning. They rendered a fine Christmas pro- 
gram which was very much valued by the 
church and neighborhood. The church seems 
to be in a splendid working condition. The 
Lord is leading on to victory. Pray for us, 
brethren, that the word of God may have free 
course in us for the sake of his dear name. 
G. W. CHAMBERS, 
Penn Laird, Virginia. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Believing, as we do, that many Evangelist 
readers always have a kindly interest in our 
work, we venture now and then to give out 
a bit of news. Again and again we have 
startling evidences of the Lord's presence 
with us. On the first Sunday in the New 
Year we had the pleasure of administering 
the holy rite of baptism to three more pre- 
cious souls. At our last love-feast we had 
the largest number of communicants in the 
history of the church. We are glad, too, that 
this attendance was not due to any special 
effort in that .direction, but was a real, free- 
will offering. The goal was the blessed 
Christ. His presence was very manifest. 

Perhaps you will be interested in our late 
White Gift offering. It was slightly above 
four hundred dollars. Our Thanksgiving offer- 
ing was almost half that much. The greater 
part of the White Gift has been sent to the 
starving millions across the seas. Some might 
be glad to know something more about our 
Sunday school. The enrollment is a bit above 
two hundred. It has stood near there for 
the last three years. "There is a reason." 
By this time perhaps you know what that 
reason is: the lack of room prevents further 
growth numerically. People naturally go 
where they can be provided with accommoda- 
tions. 

But some of us still believe in the great 
committal of Psalm 37:5. We are holding on; 
our own hand sometimes proves unsteady, but 
the nail-pierced one has an eternal grip. You 
who know the pressure of that mighty hand 
will not forget to pray for us, will you? 

Pardon me, please, if I give you just an 
item from the Sunday school records with 
reference to the financial side; you will see 



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PAGE 15 



that, notwithstanding our crowded condition, 
we have developed some financially even with- 
in the last year. The report of our treasurer 
for the year closing December 31, 1920, 
shows that the offerings of the school have 
been almost fifteen hundred dollars; the year 
1919 was almost twelve hundred. And while 
we are giving out information, permit me to 
quote once more from the statistics of the 
same Sunday school for the year 1912. The 
total amount of the offerings for that year 
was $37.66. 

In making these statements, we have turned 
aside from our usual way, but we have done 
so by special request, and for no selfish pur- 
pose. 

Giving God all the praise, we feel profound- 
ly grateful to him for the faithful people 
whom he has raised up to be witnesses with 
us in this great city; especially in these days 
when many are departing from the faith. We 
feel like making personal mention of the 
faithfulness of our superintendent, Brother 
H. Clay Dooley. With the axception of one 
year, he has served in that responsible posi- 
tion ever since the beginning of our second 
pastorate in this city, now more than ten 
years ago. We have labored together when 
the days were very dark and threatening, but 
Brother Dooley has always proved a true 
yoke-fellow. 

We cannot close without referring again to 
the great need of a building adapted to our 
needs. To check the growth of the Sunday 
school may be compared to cutting ofE the 
limb we stand on. But what is the remedy? 
It is not for Brother Lyon to say. It is not 
Brother Lyon's church, notwithstanding the 
fact that he has spent so many of the best 
years of his life in this work. 

But another bit of our personal experience 
might prove interesting: recently, a good 
brother wrote me saying in substance: 
' ' Whenever you and your people prove them- 
selves worthy of a new building, you'll get 
it." Here is my answer: "If it depends on 
our worthiness, my dear brother, we'll likely 
be waiting a good while; but, thank God, we 
do have a very rich Friend who has stood by 
our side for a long time — all the time, in 
spite of all our unworthiness — and we believe 
he will still be with us. 

Another dear man communicates advice as 
follows: "Why don't you people put aside 
for yourselves each year the hundreds of dol- 
lars you give to missions, etc.?" He also says: 
"I know of one mission church which has al- 
ready put aside several thousand dollars into 
a building fund, while it still receives several 
hundred dollars annually for the support of 
its own pastor. Why don't you do the same 
and thus help yourselves?" Listen to my 
answer, (in part): "We still believe that it 
is more blessed to give than receive. We 
still believe literally in the command, 'Give 
and it shall be given you.. ' And we are going 
to keep on putting first things first, no mat- 
ter how many years we may be crowded into 
that little old building. ' ' 

There are many interesting things we might 
tell, if we all had more time (at least they are 
interesting to some people), but our time is 
all gone. Perhaps another time we may write 
of other things along this line. 

W. M. LYON. 



THE PASSING OF A GREAT MAN 

No doubt but that the brethren who have 
been coming to Winona Lake during the last 
few years will be shocked at the news of the 
sudden death of Dr. S. C. Dickey, the foiind- 
er, and for twenty-five years the secretary and 
manager of Winona Assembly. The end came 
suddenly while in Florida enjoying a few 
Tieeks rest during the holidays, before enter- 
ing upon the strenuous work of the year just 
ahead. Mrs. Dickey went to prayer meeting, 
leaving him at his desk preparing an address 
i\hich he was to deliver in a few days. When 
she returned, she found him lying on the floor 
the vietom if an apoplectic attack. The son 
Lincoln Dickey, upon the receipt of the news 
hurried from his home in Cleveland, Ohio 
and brought the body to Winona. The funer- 
al services were held in the Warsaw Presby- 
tcrian church and the body laid temporarily 
in the receiving vault at Oak Wood cemetery. 
A request is made to the family by the Di- 
rectors of the Assembly that the body shall be 
interred in the park at Winona and a memor- 
i:il day set aside during the coming Bible 
Conference with suitable services. Already a 
fund has been started by one of Dr. Dickey's 
close friends, to erect a memorial to his name. 

Dr. Dickey made Winona what it is. No 
one but his family and intimate friends will 
ever know the labor and sacrifices that he 
made for the institution. Many times what 
seemed to be certain failure stared him in the 
face but he held on with indomitable spirit 
and always found a way out. His last achieve- 
ment, the building of tha New Taberuaele last 
summer was the source of great delight to 
him and he had large plans for the future. 
These plans will be carried out by the new 
manager. Dr. Breckenridge, a worthier suc- 
cessor of Dr. Dickey than whom there could 
not be found. 

The wide influence of twenty-five years of 
Bible Conferences at Winona can never be 
measured by men. 

Soul stirring are the testimonies of men and 
women that come in every day, of the inspi- 
ration and encouragement received by a- few 
days spent with the men of God that Winona 
had gathered from the four corners of the 
earth, to tell anew the story of Jesus and his 
love. Ministers have, when broken by the 
year's pastoral cares and heavy hearted be- 
cause of failures and disappointments, drunk 
afresh from the waters of life as ministered 
by Winona and gone back to their flock and 
problems, buoyed up with this renewed 
strength and to satisfying achievement. Evan, 
gelists too have here caught a new spirit of 
evangelism and a fresh hungering for souls. 
Sunday school workers have been given a new 
vision of usefulness and improved their meth- 
ods. The laity by the thousands have reveled 
in the mountain top experiences, have become 
transfigured and gone glow-ing down into the 
valleys to link arms with the pastors as never 
before and plan big tiings for the Kingdom 
of God and his Christ. 

The Brethren church has not missed these 
things. She too has been the incipient of this 
good. No other denomination has held as 
many Annual Conferences at Winona as we. 
We always were met with the smiling face 
and hearty welcome of Dr. Dickey. The park 
was put at OUT disposal. We were extended 



every courtesy. For all these things we are 
truly thankful. 

The host of Christian people all over the 
world will miss this one who has laid down 
his life's work but will stand by Winona and 
CMrry on, endeavoring to augment the ever- 
widening circle of the waves of her Christian 
iiitiuenee. We ahall pray for the new man- 
iigement as it shoulders the manifold duties 
ijnd directs this great institution. 

A. T. RONK, 
Winona Lake, Indiana. 



The will of God is that the world should 
know of Christ. Some of it does not want 
to know of him. It has had its chance and 
rejected him. It has its chance now. How 
much do the city daily newspapers care for 
him? It almost never mentions him. It refers 
nothing to his will. He has no place in its 
judgments or purposes. The earnest Christian 
is for it a devotee. But there are millions of 
men to whom he is a stranger. It is our duty 
to make him known to them. If we refuse, 
we reject that which is Christ's will as clear- 
ly as anything that we can attribute to him. 
— R. E. Speer. 



Business Manager's Corner 



CONFERENCE MINUTES AND BRETH- 
REN ANNUAL 

At last the Conference Minutes and the 
Brethren Annual are off the press and we 
hope to have a supply mailed to all the pas- 
tors by the time this notice comes to the at- 
tention of our readers. That is we will send 
a supply to THOSE pastors who didn't 
FORGET to pay for the one« they received 
last year. 

Yes, the Report is a little late, but it is 
through no fault of the Publishing House, as 
the copy was not received in time to make it 
before we had to make the Sunday school 
quarterlies, so the Minutes and Annual had to 
wait their turn. 

The success or failure of their sale is now 
up to the pastors. These reports are always 
published at a loss, and were it not for the 
request of the General Conference and the 
little financial bonus the Conference gives, 
they would not be published at all. But it 
will be a loss to the Publishing house anyway 
unless the pastors boost the sales as much as 
possible. The calendar plates alone cost near- 
ly as much as the bonus given by the Confer- 
ence, so every one must help in the sale to 
prevent loss. 

These reports will be of special interest to 
isolated members of the church who want to 
keep in touch with the work of the various 
departments and institutions of the church. 
The price is twenty-five cents per copy or two 
dollars and fifty cents per dozen. 

It is possible that some pastors may be 
missed because of change of address or some 
similar reason; but if you fail to receive a 
supply within a week be sure to send in your 
order. 

The Paper Fund 

We are glad to report that the paper fund 
is still growing slowly. Since our last report 
the following offerings have been received: 
Jones Mills, Pa., $4.00; Canton, Ohio, $15.27; 



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JANUARY 19, 1921 



Mr. and Mrs. VanLear, $2.00; Mr. aad Mrs. 
C. Eowland, $10.00; Mrs. Zella Hall, $1.00; 
Mrs. Anna Ruble, $7.00; North English Iowa 
(additional) $2.00; D. CrofCord, $1.00; Prank 
Garrett, $1.00; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Swinehart, 
$5.00; Mr. and Mrs. C. N. John, $2.00; North 
Liberty, Ohio, $5.00; Jennie Woods, $1.00; 
Eirst Brethren church, Philadelphia, ~Va.., 
$35.00; Mrs. L. S. Keim, $2.00. 

Honor Boll Beucwals 

We are more than glad to report TWELVE 
churches that are entitled to a place on the 
Honor EoU this week either by renewal or as 
new churches to win this honor. Among the 
renewals are six churches that have won this 
honor for four years and four churches for 
three years. This is the strongest kind of 
evidence that the PLAN is giving satisfac- 
tion, for among these churches are found the 
very best in the entire brotherhood. 

We report the following: Glendale, Arizona, 
H. B. Lehman, Agent. We do not think there 
is an organized church at Glendale, but Broth- 
er Lehman has been sending in a group of 
names for a number of years and we believe 
this little nucleus is entitled to a place on the 
Honor Roll. G. D. Donahue, pastor of the 
Garden City congregation, Roanoke, Virginia, 
has sent in a list that includes every family 
belonging to the church and thus secures for 
this little congregation a place of Honor for 
the first time. The remainder of the churches 
reported at this time are renewals. Waterloo, 
Iowa, fourth year, W. H. Beachler; Martins- 
burg, Pa., third year, J. I. Hall; Louisville, 
Ohio, fourth year, E. M. Riddle; Milledgeville, 
111., fourth year. Miles J. Snyder; Allentown, 
Pa., fourth year, C. E. Kolb; Mexico, Indiana, 
fourth year, J. W. Clark; Muncie, Indiana, 
third year, J. L. Elimmel; Long Beach, Cali- 
fornia, fourth year, L. 8. Bauman; Whittier, 
California, third year, A. V. Kimmell; Ard- 
more, Indiana, second year, W. I. Duker; Oak- 
ville, Indiana, third year, W. E. Deeter. 

We would like to add that the financial eec- 
retary of the Oakville church, a business of 
of the community writes, ' ' We have tried out 
the budget plan for the Evangelist just long 
enough to know that it is the ONLY way to 
handle the church paper, and I wish all the 
churches in the brotherhood would adopt this 
plan. ' ' 

We certainly appreciate these words, for 
they support the theory we had in the begin- 
ning of this campaign, and we have not 
changed our opinion during the four years the 
plan has been in operation. 

There are a number of other churches that 
are now due to send in their renewals and we 
will appreciate it if they do so as promptly 
as possible. 

E. E. TEETER, 
Business Manager. 

EVANGELIST HONOR ROLL 

The following churches having met the re- 
quirements laid down by the Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company regarding the placing of the 
Evangelist in the homes of the congregations 
are entitled to a place on the Evangelist Hon- 
or Roll. 



Church 



Pastor 



Akron, Ind., (New Highland), .... (Vacant) 

Allentown, Pa., (4th Yr.), C. E. Kolb 

Ankenytown, Ohio, 3rd Yr.j A. L. Lynn 

Ardmore, Ind., (2nd Yr.), W. I. Duker 



Ashland, Ohio, 4th Yr., J. A. Garber 

Beaver City, Nebr., (3rd Yr.), . . . E. S. Flora 

BerUn, Pa., (2nd Yr.), W. C. Beushoff 

Borne, Indiana, 3rd Yr., . W. P. Johnson 

Bryan, Ohio, 3rd Yr., G. L. Maus 

Buckeye City, Ohio, Glen Peterson 

Burlington, Ind., (3r,d Yr.), W. T. Lytle 

Center Chapel, Ind., K!. R. Ronk 

Clay City, Indiana, 3rd Yr., S. C. Henderson 
College Corner, Ind., 3rd Yr., . . L. A. Myers 

Concmaugh, Pa., 3rd Yr., G. H. Jones 

Columbus, Ohio, S. E. Christiansen 

Darwin, Indiana, 2nd Yr., W. T. Lytle 

Dallas Center, Iowa, 2nd Yr., ... R. F. Porte 

Dayton, Ohio, E. M. Cobb 

Elkhart, Ind., 3r,d Yr., B. S. Stoffer 

Eaton, Indiana, 2nd Yr., H. E^ Eppley 

Eau Claire, Wis., 2nd Yr., J. .^. Baker 

Fair Haven, Ohio, 3rd Yr., B. F. Owen 

Falls City, Nebr., 3rd Yr., ... H. F. Stuckman 

Fillmore, Calif., 2ud Yr., J. C. Beal 

Flora, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. E. Thomas 

Fostoria, Ohio, 2nd Yr., M. S. White 

Garden City, Va., G. D. Donahoo 

Glendale, Arizona, 

Goshen, Indiana, 2nd Yr., J. A. Mclnturff 

Fremont, O., 3rd Yr., M. L. Sands 

Gretna, Ohio, 4th Yr., R. R. Teeter 

Gratis, Ohio, C. E. Beekley 

Hagerstown, Maryland, A. B. Cover 

Harrisonburg, Va.' (Bethlehem) 

Huntington, Ind., 2nd Yr., J. W. Brewer 

Hudson, la., Edwin Boardman 

Johnstown, Pa., 1st. Ch., 2nd Yr. J. F. Watson 

Johnstown, Pa., 3rd Ch., L. G. Wood 

Lanark, 111., 4th Yr., B. T. Burnworth 

La Paz, Indiana, '. C. C. Grisso 

La Verne, Calif., 2nd Yr., T. H. Broad 

Limestone, Tenn., 2nd Yr., Mary Pence 

Long Beach, Cal., (4th Yr.), ... L. S. Bauman 

Loree, Indiana, 3rd Yr., C. A. Stewart 

Louisville O., (4th Yr.), E. M. Riddle 

Los Angeles, Cal., 1st Ch., . . N. W. Jennings 
Los Angeles, Cal., Comp Av. 3d Yr., 

N. V. Leatherman 

Mansfield, Ohio, A. L. DeLozier 

Masoutown, Pennsylvania, . . J. L. Gingrich 

Martinsburg, Pa., (3rd Yr.), J. I. Hall 

Mexico, Ind., (4th Yr.), J. W. Clark 

Milledgeville, 111., (4th Yr., ... M. J. Snyder 

Milf ord, Indiana, E. H. Detsch 

Morrill, Kans., 3rd Yr., A. E. Whitted 

Mt. View, Va., 3rd Yr., J. E. Patterson 

Muncie, Ind., (3rd Yr.), J. L. Kimmel 

Nappanee, Ind., 3rd Yr., E. L. Miller 

New Enterprise, Pa., 

New Lebanon, O., 2nd Yr., ... G. W. Kinzie 

New Paris, Ind., 3rd Yr., W. I. Duker 

North Manchester, Ind., . . . 

N. Liberty, Ind., 2nd Yr., A. T. Ronk 

Noreatur, Kansas, J. 6. Dodds 

Oakville, Ind., (3rd Yr.), W. R. Deeter 

Peru, Indiana, 2nd Yr., .... Geo. C. Carpenter 
Philadelphia, Pa. (1st Br.), Alva J. MoClain 

Philadelphia, Pa., 3r,d Ch., J. E. Braker 

Portis, Kans., 3rd Yr., .... Roy Brumbaugh 

Rittman, Ohio, 2nd Yr., Clayton Starn 

Roann, Indiana, 3rd Yr., W. E. Ronk 

Roanoke, Indiana, W. F. Johnson 

Roanoke, Va., H. M. Oberholtzer 

South Bend, Indiana, G. W. Rench 

Sidney, Indiana, 3rd Yr., L. A. Myers 

Tiosa, Ind., 3rd Yr., . . . Sylvester Whetstone 
Turlock, California, .... J. Francis Reagan 
Waterloo, la., (4th Yr.), .. W. H. Beachler 
Washington, C. H., O., 4th Yr., L. B. Wilkins 

Waynesboro, Penna., M. A. Witter 

Windber, Penna., E. F. Byers 

Whittier, Cal., (3rd Yr.), A. V. Kimmell 

Yellow Creek, Pa., 

Zion Hill, Ohio, 2nd Yr., A. L. Lynn 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



POLMAN-NEHER — On the firat Sunday 
morning of this New Year (Jan. 2) in the 
Compton Ave. Brethren church occurred the 
wedding of Leo Polman to Leila Nelier. The 
church was filled with friend.s who came to 
see the wedding. The front of the church 
was beautifully decorated by having- a large 
arch In the center and a small arch at each 
side over a grille' covered with green vines. 



Abundant ferns and palms added to give a 
splendid effect. Promptly at nine o'clock Sis- 
ter Hazel Shively sang, "God Made Thee 
Mine," after which Mrs. Alice Bowls began 
the wedding march taken from Lohengrin. 
The ceremony having ' been said, Sister 
Shively sang, "1 Love You Truly." The bride 
is a daughter of Brother and Sister A. E. 
Neher. She is a very faithful worker in the 
church, being pianist for the church, and su- 
perintendent of the Beginners Dept. for the 
Sunday school. She has recently graduated 
from the Los Angeles Bible Institute. The 
groom is also an earnest worker in the 
church. He is our chorister and is now pre- 
paring in the Bible Institute to be an Evan- 
gelistic song leader. A host of friends join 
in wishing these two children of the Lord a 
successful and happy journey through life to- 
gether. 

Ceremony by the writer. 

N. V. LEATHERMAN. . 

ROSS-DIVANS — On Wednesday, Jan. 5, 
1920, at the home of the pastor in Pleasant 
Hill, Ohio, Chester Ross and Sister Iva Divans 
were united in marriage. The bride is a loyal 
member of First Brethren church of Pleasant 
Hill, Ohio. 

S. LOWMAN. 

LOYD-THOMPSON — On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 
1920, at the home of the pastor in Pleasant 
Hill, Ohio, Normal E. Lloyd and Miss Grace 
E. Thompson were united in marriage. The 
bride is a member of the First Brethren 
chuch of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. 
Lloyd will reside in Bradford, Ohio. 

S. LOWMAN. 

SPILLMAN-MOORE — At the residence of 
undersigned John Wiley Spillman of Coyville, 
Kansas, and Ethel L. Moore of Toronto, 
Kansas, were on the fifth day of January, 
1921 united in marriage by Elder W. B. Bel) 
of Predonia, Kansas. 



IN THE SHADOW 



HEJTRY — Mrs. Susie Henry, of West Point, 
near Vinco. Finished her course on Decem- 
ber 16th, 1920. In her 48th year, Mrs. Henry 
had for many years been a member of the 
Catholic church, as was her husband and 
children. Not long ago she expressed her de- 
sire to become a member of the Protestant 
church, and pledged her allegiance to the 
Evangelical church. Just before death claim- 
ed her she requested that they have a minis- 
ter to preach her funeral and that they bury 
her in a Protestant cemetery. This request 
was granted, and the services were con- 
ducted in the Wesley (M. E.) Chapel on 
Dc. 19th by the undersigned, with interment 
in the Chapel cemetery. 

Mrs. Henry is survived by her husband, 
Celestine Henry of West Point and the fol- 
lowing children; Joseph and Frank, married, 
and Mary and Julia at home. 

May the God of peace comfort the hearts 
of those that mourn the loss of a companion 
and mother. 

B. F. BYERS. 

WYSONG — Mrs. Mary C. (Priser) Wysong 
was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, July 
29, 1852, and departed this life October 10, 
1920, at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 11 
days. 

Several years ago she and her husband 
united with the Brethren church of West 
Alexandria, Ohio, and she remained a faith- 
ful member to the end. Three sons and two 
daughters are left to mourn her departure, 
besides a great many other relatives and 
friends. May the Holy Spirit comfort these 
sorrowing hearts. The funeral services were 
conducted by the writer. 

GEO. W. KINZIE. 

JONES — Marion Edgar Jones was born Oct. 
7, 1919, and died October 19, 1920, being just 
one year and twelve days old. May heaven's 
blessings comfort the parents In their be- 
reavement. Services by the writer. 

GEO. W. KINZIE. 

MYERS — Eugene Gilbert Myers was born 
to Marion and Clara Myers at Dayton, Ohio, 
January 26, 1920, and died of pneumonia near 
New Lebnon, Ohio, December 19, 1920, at the 
tender age of 10 months and twenty-three 
days. Services by the writer. 

GEO. W. KINZIE. 



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Pure Apple Butter made of cider, apples and 

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Volume XLIII 
Number 4 



January 26 
1921 




One -Is YOUR-T^ASTER -AND -AU-YE -ARE- METliREN - 




m 



r 




J. H. SWIHART 
One of the Oldest of Our Pioneer Ministers 

LIVING AT MULBERRY, INDIANA 

W. J. H. Bauman, living at Long Beach, 

California is possibly the oldest from the 

standpoint of service, having spent 61 

years preaching the Gospel. 

(We have no cut of Brother Bauman) 




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JANUARY 26, 1921 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



God, the Eternal Home of the Soul — Alva J. McClain, 

Editorial Review, 

The Offering for Superannuated Ministers — H. F. E. O 'Neill, 

Not Charity, but Gratitude — E. L. Miller, 

What the Church Owes Its Pioneer Ministers — L. G. Wood, . . . 

What I Have Pound at Ashland — Martin Shively, 

Making Pastoral Calls — ^Alva Martin Kerr, 

Tobacco Handicaps — Will H. Brown, 

Stewardship of Life — G. C. Carpenter, 



What Can the Layman Do in the Revival? — Lloyd E. Hang, ... 

What the World's Sunday School Convention Did for Japan, ... 10 

Forty Years of Christian Endeavor, 11 

Our Fortieth Anniversary — J. A. Garber, 11 

It Pays to Kick — Earl Huette, n 

Krypton Report — Mrs. Rempel, 12 

Lost Creek Kentucky — G. E. Drushal, 12 

News from the Field, 13-16 

Business Manager's Corner, 16 



EDITORIAL 



God, the Eternal Home of the Soul 



The Ninetieth Psalm begins with God. 

Like a solitary, majestic mountain peak the word "LORD" 
towers above the other things of the psalm. 

It is the glory of the Bible that it approaches every hard 
question, every knotty problem, every mysterious experience, from 
the standpoint of God. Before plunging into the mysteries of sin 
and death the writer of this psalm bids us look upon God and what 
he is to us. As the branch cast into the waters at Marah took away 
their bitterness, so the knowledge of God, who he is, and what he is, 
can take away the bitterness of life's most bitter experiences. 

The greatest portions of the Bible put God first. The Book of 
Genesis, the Twenty-third Psalm, the Gospel of John, the Book of He- 
brews, — all begin with God! 

It was no literary nicety or fastidiousness that led the writers 
of the Inspired Word to put God first in what they -wrote. It was 
but the expression of that which was a fact in their lives. This ex- 
plains the greatness of Moses, David, John and Paul. To them, God 
was first! This is the royal road to true greatness. 

But who is this God of the Ninetieth Psalm, this God who is put 
first, this God who will be satisfied with no other place? He is the 
"LORD!" And who is the LORD? Let Paul answer, "That every 
tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God 
the Father" (Phil. 2:11.) 

Jesus Christ is tie LOKDl 

Now let us read the first verse of the Ninetieth Psalm, "JESUS, 
Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations." 

Have you a dwelling-place, a home? A place where you can find 
refuge from the storm and the cold? A place to which you can come 
after a hard day's work and find comfort and rest- A place where 
there is the blessed companionship of loved ones? Do you have such 
a place? If not, you are to be pitied. ' 

A home means shelter. Comfort, companionship, rest. 

God in Christ is all this. 

Christ is the home of the soul. Take refuge in him and you will 
find shelter from the approaching storms of "wrath and judgment, for 
there is "no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus." In 
him you will find comfort, for he is " the God of all comfort. ' ' In 
him you will find companionship, for he has said, "Lo, I am with 
you." In him you will find rest, for he has said, "I -will give you 
rest." 

This has been true in every generation. God is no respecter of 



persons or generations. His revelation has varied in different ages, 
but "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Fif- 
teen hundred years before Christ was born of the Virgin, Moses could 
say of him, "Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all genera- 
tions! " 

There are some men, unfortunate beings, who have no dwelling- 
place, no home. By their own choice they are wanderers. Ceaselessly 
they wander from city to city, from country to country. Catchijig 
rides on the trains that rush to and fro, stowing themselves away 
in the holds of ships, sleeping wherever they happen to be at night- 
fall, never toiling yet never resting, they wander through life until 
at the last they find a nameless grave. We speak of them ai 
' ' tramps. ' ' 

Likewise there are spiritual "tramps!" 

Those who are not in Christ may dwell in palaces built of pre- 
cious stone, garnished -with gold and silver, but their souls are 
homeless! They wander through life seeking rest but finding none. 
Spiritual wanderers! And as such they go out of this life into the 
next. The book of Jude describes their end with a startling figure, 
' ' wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is reserved for- 
ever! " 

A "wandering star" is a star -without a home! 

It is a star which has left its proper constellation and continues 
to wander through the darkness of infinite space, blindly, -without aim 
or destination, forever! So it shall be -with those who have not taken 
the Lord Jesus for their Everlasting Home! 

Think of the Eternity of this Home! "Before the mountains 
were formed, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, 
even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God." 

Several years ago we stood upon the peak of a western moun- 
tain. At some time the place had been the scene of a tremendous up- 
heaval. The crust of the earth had been bent upward and broken 
as we would break a crust of bread. But only a few bare spots of 
rock remained to betray the secret of the mountain 's birth. All else 
was covered by the erosion of milleniums. The remembrance of that 
experience serves to magnify the words of the Ninetieth Psalm, 
"Before the mountains were formed," thou, O Christ, art God! 

But our Lord more than antedates the "mountains." Before 
"ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world" carries us back 
to a dateless past. If the scientist names a staggering sum of years 
as the probable age of the universe, the Christian is prepared to stand 



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up and afiirm that "before" tMs our Christ was "God over all 
blessed forever 1 " Nor is that all. Our Lord was not only "before" 
the universe. 

The Lord Jesus was before time! He was "from everlasting," 
and he will be "to everlasting!" 

He is not one of these "modern gods," who "came up of late," 
as Moses puts it. To this category belong the "gods" of Buddhism, 
Confucianism, Mohammedanism, the pagan races, human philosophy, 
Eddyism, Spiritism, the Destructive Criticism, the German Kaiser, 
and H. G. Wells. Christ was here before all these "gods" came on 
the scene, and he will continue when they have all passed away, when 
they have been buried beneath the dust of time. 

This is the one of whom we may say, "He is our refuge, our 
home." Others may have- their castles of stone, with their moats, 
and turrets, and walls, and strong towers, and battlements. As for 
us, give us the Eternal God for our dwellingplacel The time hasteu- 
eth when the castles and cities of men shall fall, when the earth 
shall pass away, when the heavens shall be folded up as a vesture, 
when they shall flee away and no place shall be found for them. Then 
we shall glory in our dwelling-place; we shall abide in safety, for he 
is the "Rock of Ages." Blessed are they that take refuge in him. 

This truth of "Christ the Home of the Soul" becomes all the 
more precious when we consider the evanescent character of human 
life. 

' ' Thou tumest man to destruction. ' ' 

A footnote in the Eevised Version gives the word "dust" in- 
stead of ' ' destruction. ' ' Man came from the ' ' dust, ' ' and God turns 
man back to the "dust." This is an easy thing for him to do. 
Every circiimstance is in his hand. He haa but to turn his hand and 
we are in the "dust." Death is not a nice thing, but it is a fact. 

What difference does it make to the Christian if God suddenly 
without warning turns him back to the ' ' dust ! " He dies at home, 
within his own house! Thank God for that! It is a sad circum- 
stance for one to be stricken while away from home. Such a thing 
is impossible for the Christian. If we are "in Christ," when the 
summons come we shall close our eyes, not in a "hired house," but 
in our own house, our own eternal home. 

But the most comforting thought of all is this — After that God 
has turned man to the dust, he is able to say, "Efitum," and it shall 
return! It is true though a "thousand years" may have rolled over 
the ' ' dust. ' ' It matters not. ' ' A thousand years in thy sight are but 
as yesterday when it is past." According to such reckoning, when 
this "Lord" of the Ninetieth Psalm stood before the tomb of Laz- 
arus it would have mattered not at all whether Lazarus had been 
dead "four days" or four thousand years! He would have answered 
the summons, "Come forth!" "Eeturn!" 

It's great to have a God like Chiistl 

Not very long ago we visited a dear old lady, one of God's own 
saints. She lived in one little room in which she cooked her own 
meals, ate and slept. She had had a home once but lost it through 
the unfaithfulness of one who should have cared for her. That was 
the thing she found it hard to forget. There was nothing we could 
say, but we gave her the first verse of the Ninetieth Psalm, "Lord 
Jesus, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations." The 
glory of God shone in her face as she said, "Yes, he is my home. 
Nohody can put me out of him I" Amen. 

ALVA J. McCLAIN. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

The brotherhood will rejoice with Brother G. D. Donahoo in the 
good work that has been done in his field at Garden City, in the 
short compass of one year. 

Success attends the efforts of Brother and Sister Eempel at 
Krypton, in spite of the difficulties they have faced, and the Lord 
continues to give them evidences of his presence in the work. Bead 
Sister Eempel 's report in this issue. 

The report of Brother Drushal concerning the work at Lost 
Creek is very encouraging. It is evident that he is encouraging these 
people to do things for themselves from the way they tackled the 
proposition of buying and paying for a piano. The school work seems 
in good shape, the big difficulty being to take care of all the students 
that apply to the school. 



In a communication from Brother G. C. Carpenter, pastor of the 
Peru, Indiana, church he states, ' ' We have 16 tithers in ' ' The Little 
Brown Church, ' ' and I think there will be more. ' ' We have no doubt 
about there being more, for when a tithing pastor preaches tithing a 
goodly number of his people are certain to become tithers. 

Some contributions are still coming in for the "Paper E\ind" 
and the Evangelist subscription list is still being maintained by the 
loyal churches throughout the brotherhood, some of whose renewals 
are reported in the Business Manager's Corner. The Evangelist saya, 
"Thank you, brethren!" 

In a personal note to the editor. Brother A. P. Eeed, correspond- 
ent of the First church of Los Angeles, states that "four more were 
baptized last Sunday (January 9) at the close of the evening ser- 
vice" and "the work is progressing nicely" under the leadership of 
Brother N. W. Jennings. 

Brother Lowman reports that several have been added to the 
church in his Pleasant Hill pastorate, since his last report. He also 
mentions the congregation's election of a new minister in the person 
of Brother Hugh Marlin, who is an ambitious young man and has 
been quite successful as a job printer and newspaper publisher. 

Brother A. E. Whitted speaks highly of the good work done by 
Brother Ashman as evangelist among his people. It is evident that 
he and his people had done some faithful preparation that contrib- 
uted much towards the success. Brother Ashman was greatly pleased 
with the attendance, harmony and general good response that these 
splendid people gave. 

We are in receipt of a number of New Year greetings from pas- 
tors, sent out by them to their parishioners. They are all splendid, 
and though each one carries with it the individuality of the pastor, 
yet they are all alike in that they reveal a spirit of love and inti- 
macy between pastor and people that is beautiful. And in them all 
there is a message of courage, cheer and consecration. 

It has been some time since we have heard from the good people 
of Teegarden, Indiana, but from the report that Miss Alta Eensber- 
ger makes, it will be seen that they have not been inactive. They 
feel greatly indebted to the Flora church because of the fine type of 
young men which they turn into the ministry. The Teegarden church 
has a fine young man in preparation for the ministry also, in the per- 
son of Brother Omer Sibert. 

Prof. H. H. Wolford, secretary-treasurer of the Sunday School 
Association, informs us that the White Gift offerings are coming in 
nicely and that a report for the Evangelist Eeaders will be forth- 
coming soon. He desires us to state that no receipts are being issued 
for money received, but that churches and individuals should depend 
upon report in The Evangelist for acknowledgment. If you have not . 
sent your White Gift offering, send it at your earliest opportunity to 
Brother Wolford at Ashland, Ohio. 

Very apropos is the "Letter of Thanks" from Brother W. J. H. 
Bauman, when our thoughts are turned to our obligation of our aged 
ministers. We rejoice that Brother Bauman was so kindly remem- 
bered by his many friends. We are not surprised that these noble 
servants of God, not being able any longer to be in the van of the 
battle, sometimes get the "blues," as Brother Bauman. Some of us 
young men get the "blues" occasionally in the midst of the trials 
and vexations of life. But for the cheer of these pioneer brethren, 
we want to say that our hearts are very warm toward them. We 
honor those who remain, and we revere the memory of those who have 
gone, because of what they have done, and because of the great sac- 
rificial spirit they displayed. The Evangelist believes that the Breth- 
ren church owes more to these men of God than it can repay, and in 
the spirit of gratitude we ought to do all we can to brighten the 
pathway as the sun of life is setting upon them. We would like to 
call them all by name and ask every member of the church to offer 
a prayer of gratitude and blessing in behalf of each one. AVhile space 
will not permit us to do that, yet we hope all who appreciate their 
great service will take the time to offer the prayer. And having 
prayed, you will not fail to recognize your duty in regard to their 
needs. We ask no charity in their behalf, but for their share of the 
harvest that was never brought home to them. 

Do not fail to read in this issue what Brethren O'Neill, R L'. 
Miller and Wood say regarding the "Benevolence offering" to lie 
taken February 14. 



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To Honor the Men Who Honored 



THE BRETHREN BICENTENARY MOVEMENT PAGE 

1723 1923 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, Editor 



The Offering for Superannuated Ministers. By h. f. e. o'Nem 



By action of the last National Conference of the Breth- 
ren church, February the 13th, the second Sunday of the 
month, is the time for the taking of the offering for the Su- 
perannuated Minister's Fund. For the benefit of those who 
were not at the National Conference and who did not get one 
of the printed reports of the Benevolence Committee, I am 
giving just a summary of the report for the year closing 
August 31st, 1920. 
Total amount of money received from all sources, $2,517.51 

The goal set for this year is a minimum of $3,000.00. 
This means that every congregation in the brotherhood 
ought to increase its gift and many auxiliaries of the church 
ought to be interested in this effort also. Many individuals 
should be solicited by state and district representatives as 
well as by pastors, and the individuals who should be so- 
licited to contribute to this fund are those that are isolated 
from Brethren congregations and are not called upon to give 
to every interest of the church as those who attend its ser- 
vices regularly, and those of larger means who can well 
afford to give more than they put in the oft'erings taken by 
the local church or its auxiliaries. These classes of indi- 
viduals form quite a large field and have been very much un- 
cultivated. "Will not those who are interested kindly give 
this matter some consideration and help boost this fundt 
For as has been said by practically every speaker and writ- 
er on this subject, that unless we rally to the support of 
these aged ministers who have given and sacrificed so much 
for the success of our church and unless we make more at- 
tractive the declinmg years of our ministry when they are 
no more able to efficiently serve a church or receive sufficient 
salary to adequately meet their obligations, we are not only 
doing our ministers an injustice and committing a sin against 
Almighty God, but are stopping the chamiel at the begin- 
auig of the ministry at which young men dedicate their 
lives to the preaching of the Gospel. 

We have always claimed to be distinctively a whole- 
Gospel church, and if we are such, we caimot ignore our 
individual responsibility as well as the responsibility of the 
congregations to this work, for my Bible says that the la- 
borer is worthy of his hire and he that preaches the Gospel 
should live by the Gospel, and this, if it means anythmg, 
certainly means that a man who has dedicated his life to 
the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and who during 
this time has not been able to put aside sufficient funds, be- 
cause of the low salaries received by our mioisters, should 
be cared for in this way after they have come to the place 
where they .cannot receive a regular salary for their ser- 
vices. 

Practically every other denomination has made adequate 
provision for their aged ministers, or are engaged in doing 
so, and I Avould not say that because they are doing it is 
sufficient reason why we should, but if what I have stated 
above is true, that we claim to be a whole-Gospel church, 
and if the Scriptures I have quoted is taken from this Gos- 
pel which we claim to follow Avholly and unreservedly, then 
certainly we must not overlook or treat with slight regard 
our obligation to those who have ministered to us during 
their lives. 

If so-called heartless and soulless corporations are mak- 
ing adequate provision for their employees, certainly we as 
a Christian people cannot do less. I am quite convinced 
that none of us need a command on this subject but are cer- 



tainly willing to take this work as a part of our obligation 
on the same basis that we wash one another's feet. Accord- 
ing to John 13 :14, because we ought to do it, and accord- 
ing to John 13 :13, because we shall be happy if we do these 
things. 

Some of the churches, a few of the auxiliaries, and a 
very small number of individuals have taken this work 
really to heart and have manifested it by splendid gifts and 
fine financial support, but if we would make the work of the 
Benevolence Committee a success by reaching the goal and 
would encourage young men to enter the ministry and guai*- 
afitee a respectable retirement fund for the aged ministers, 
more of us will have to rally to the support and give more 
liberally ourselves and interest a larger number of other 
givers in order to accomplish this end. 

Up to the present time, we have depended almost en- 
tirely on the ministers for the raising- of this benevolent 
fund, but according to the action of the Conference and Bi- 
centenary Committee was appointed to work out the pro- 
gram for the next three years. In doing so, the writer was 
selected as the Representative of Benevolence on this Com- 
mittee, and it was suggested, and I think by this time the 
suggestion has reached every local congregation, that a rep- 
reesntative of each of the seven departments of the Bicen- 
tenary program be appointed in each local congregation, and 
I hope that every local church has complied with this re- 
quest, for while the one appointed cannot do it alone, cer- 
tainly that one with the pastor by working together can do 
a more effective job and succeed m raising the gifts to this 
benevolent fund. There are being added more ministers 
who are dependent upon this fund for their sustenance and 
the amount of money they receive Avhile it has been increased 
in the last few years, it is at the present time far from ade- 
quate to meet their needs, and as the years come, there will 
be an increasing number of men dependent upon this fund. 
It, therefore, behooves us not only to increase our annual 
gifts to the current expense of this fund but consideration 
and some time and effort should be given by those appointed 
as representatives in the local churches for securing from 
folks both m cash contributionSj liberty bonds or to be in- 
cluded in the Avill of our members a substantial amount to 
be used as an endowment to make this fund more permanent 
and lasting. It is understood, of course, that only the in- 
come from this endowment fund could be used for this work 
but the money could be invested to the best interests and it 
would help to make the fund more staple and within the 
very near future, however, it will be absolutely necessary to 
have an endowment fund. 

In addition to this fund which relates to the salary for 
aged ministers, there is another phase of the work which I 
am asked to represent in the Bicentenary Movement, that is 
the establishmg of a home for the aged and for the orphans 
of members of our church. A few gifts have been made to 
this end, but they are not sufficient to justify even a begin- 
ning of this work, so that the best we can do is to continue 
to advertise this cause and work and pray and bring as 
much pressure as possible to bear on those of our members 
who can give to this very worthy cause. For instance, as an 
example of the need of such a home, I have a letter from an 
aged sister who was the wife of a deacon who is now de- 
ceased and who himself had belonged to the church ever 
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The Church With Their Lives 



at least thirty years, and she has written me as to the pos- 
sibility of getting into such a home. She, of course, would 
prefer a Brethren home, but it becomes my duty to make 
arrangements to place her in a home of another denomina- 
tion. This condition, I think, you will agree with me ought 
not to exist, and it would not need to exist if each of us 
would do our part. Practically all of the church homes re- 
quire that an admission fee be required and that if any 
pi'operty, real or personal, is held by the persons seeking 
admission that at their death it is to become the property of 
the home, and in almost every case these folks are willing 
that this should be, because they have no friends Avho Avant 
to support them, and it naturally follows that they would 
have no friends so friendly as a home that would take them 
in in their declining years whom they would care to make 
the beneficiaries of their estate. 

Many men have suggested to the Board of Benevolence, 
"Why don't you make each church do their share?" and 
we have always had to give the answer that we have no 
power or authority by which to make the churches give to 
this fund. 

Many of the organizations such as Sunday schools, Mis- 
sionary Societies, Christian Endeavors, Adult Bible Classes 
or individuals could make pledges of from $100.00 to $1,- 



000.00, payable in from one to ten years toward an endow- 
ment fund for either the Superannuated Minister's Fund or 
for the Brethren Home such as is described above. This, of 
course, would be in addition to the regular contribution that 
is necessary for the current budget and yet none of these 
organizations would miss the money. 

May I make the following statement very clear and will 
you wlio read it kindly follow the suggestion and it will 
save your Committee considerable Avork. 

Send your offerings to your state or district chairman 
where there is such a one (and I thmk every district has ap- 
pointed tliem by this time). This Avill enable every district 
representative to make a correct annual report to his dis- 
strict convention) and they in turn Avill forward the money to 
the Secretary, H. E. Roscoe, Salem Bank, Goshen, Indiana. 
Each district or state representative Avill send the giver a 
receipt and this will save Mr. Roscoe a great deal of Avork 
that should be done by the district representatives. This ap- 
plies to the offerings for the Superannuated Ministers' Fund. 
So far as gifts to the Home are concerned, tnese could be 
sent either to the writer or to Mr. Orion E. Bowman, Amer- 
ican Building, Dayton, Ohio. 

P. R. R. Y. M. C. A., 43rd St., Pitttsburgh, Pa., 

Chairman Board of Benevolence 



Not Chanty, But Gratitude. By e. l, Miiier 



David Harum said that it Avas a pity that the dominie 
was not a mule, for then Avhen they had Avorn him out they 
could have shot him. Perhaps in the treatment of mules 
that may be called a charitable Avay of disposing of them. 
But I feel better disposed toAvard the lady Avho Avhen she had 
used a coach horse for thirteen years, instead of shooting 
him, she had him placed on a farm Avhere he Avas to have 
pasture and other feed during his natural life Avith all bills 
paid by her. Methinks that Avas Avhat might be termed 
gratitude for services Avell rendered. I do not even inti- 
mate that a man is to be classed Avith the horse or mule, 
but Avhen one of our OAvn brethren in the flesh, and spirit as 
Avell, renders a service lasting during the productive years 
of his life and he conies to the place AA^here he must .desist, 
and AAdien as he has served he has received little more than 
the loAvly horse or humble mule for their services, i. e., about 
enough to eat and a place to sleep, Avith abuse and ill-treat- 
ment of some of the drivers throAvn in (for I take it that 
ministers have drivers as do the animals mentioned), I feel 
that even then they are too good for shooting. And Avhat 
is more I resent the sort of hand-out that Ave dole those Avho 
have fought the good fight and kept the faith fires burning. 
No little pittance like that Avhich has been handed the AA'ar- 
riors of the cross could by any stretch of the imagination 
on the part of the beneficiaries be called an CAddence of 
gratitude for the years of service rendered. An often-lesi 
than-living Avage to be foUoAved by a sorti of charity like that 
Avhich Ave have^carried on is shameful. In even the churches 
where the preachers are paid a living salary there are peo- 
ple who seem to think that any amount paid a minister is 
just a little too much. They insist upon full time serAace, 
day and night, and the preacher must pay all his expenses 
incident to travel and moving, and Providence knows that 
some of us are forced to move often enough, then Avhen they 
have used up both his energy and substance, it is the junk 
pile for him, unless he is willing to have his name presented 
to the CHARITY board to be considered relative to a pit- 
tance they will give him in return for his last mite of self- 
respect. I do not Avish to seem antagonistic toAvard our so- 
-called benevolence board, but I do feel that the board is 
wrongly named. I hope that I may never have to come 
under their support, but should it be necessary I hope the 
idea of GRATITUDE and not that of a benevolence or char- 
ity is in whatever I may receive, As a young minister in 



the church I do feel deeply about things as they are at 
present relative to our superannuated men. The government 
retires an officer in the army or navy at sixty-four years 
Avith three-quarter pay. That officer has received an ever 
increasing stipend for his services until the time of retire- 
ment and then he receives three-quarters of that pay for the 
rest of his life. I Avonder Avhether the naval or army officer 
is of more value to us than the church elder. I do not be- 
grudge the treatment accorded the government men. But 
folks, if the government is kind enough to rightly treat the 
men Avhose Ka^cs they have used, Avhy in the name of all that 
is righteous does not the church see that to use men during 
their productive years and Avith a diminishing salary to- 
Avard the end, Avheii they are no longer able to stand the rub, 
they ought to be treated Avith the same gratitude that the 
government sliOAvs its self-sacrificers? I leaA'"e it to you. 

NoAv we are beginning to awaken on this pomt. Other 
communions have made great strides in the support of their 
shelved men. We are smallei', to be sure, than some of them, 
but so is our obligation relatively smaller. I do not think 
that oiie hundred and eighty or tAvo hundred and forty dol- 
lars per year savors very much of gratitude tOAvard one giv- 
ing hi.s life for a cause. When compared Avith thee mini- 
mum of six hundred dollars of a sister denomination I am 
sure it gives nothing to make us proud of our attitude to- 
ward the Avorn out servants of the Lord. And some folks 
Avonder Avliy there are not more young men responding to 
calls for the ministry. They Avill criticize me, for _ saying 
that monetary remuneration should not be carried into the 
Avork of the ministry and at the same time they refuse to 
let their OAvn young enter because of the very fact that they 
can make a better living elseAvhere. They assist in keeping 
ministers' salaries beloAv the living point and Avant other 
young felloAvs Avith red blood floAving through their veins to 
do something Avhich neither they or any belonging to_ them 
Avould thinbof doing. Let us have compassion as did the 
Master. Put yourself in the place of the man or men Avho 
are doing God's Avork, and a lot of yours too, and then ask 
yourself Avhat you Avould like to have as reAvard for it all. 
A cheery thank you may be polite and all right in its place, 
Init giaube mir, it takes cash for the necessities of life. And 
it is up to us to keep the Avolf from the door of those Avho 
have preached the Word to us in the days gone by, and also 
to help them keep unsullied their credit. I pray that the 



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time will soon come, in fact that it may be right at our door, 
when we will no longer dole out a mere charity pittance to 
those worn out in the Lord's work, but that we will show 
real GRATITUDE by having them come up to the pay win- 
dow regularly to receive their portion with the rest of us 
and that it may be for value received. It is right that we 
look upon the ministry as the highest calling in the world, 
but why should we refuse the minister the right to a Avage 
with which he could provide for a rainy day and then when 
the rainy day comes turn him out to grass? The institu- 
tions of the world do not act that way. Their officer."? and 
best workers are paid well, and it is one of the points of 
the management to have them receive sufficient to provide 
for times ahead. And then to cap itj all they provide, as does 



the government, a salary that runs throughout the remain- 
der of their lives. Even though it may seem out of order for 
one who may some day be an object of the charity bestowed - 
upon the superannuated ministers to say these things, you 
may be thankful that I do not throw away all restraint and 
say just what I think about this matter. I have tried to be 
patient, and above all to keep sweet in this paper, but I am 
moved every time I hear from or see some of those who have 
been abused up until the present. May God give us grace 
to do the right thing by his ministers, or how are we going 
to square ourselves when we are called to final accounting 
of our stewardship? So on superannuated ministers' day 
let us pour out a gift of gratitude and not one of Charity. 
Nappanee, Indiana. 



What the Church Owes Its Pioneer Ministers. By l. g. Wood 



This is no small task, but I undertake it cheerfully be- 
cause of the nature of the subject involved. What the church 
owes her pioneer ministers, can not be reduced to figures by 
any system of accounting of which the writer has any know- 
ledge. But it certainly is a very wholesome exercise to un- 
dertake such an inventory. If I were to take a text for this 
little message it would be Isaiah 51:1, — "Hearken to me, 
ye that follow after I'ighteousness, ye that seek the Lord: 
LOOK UNTO THE ROCK WHENCE YE ARE HEWN, and 
to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged." The New Tes- 
tament statement of the same pruiciple is found in John 4: 
38, — "Other men labored, and ye are entered into their la- 
bors." 

I. The church o^ves them a sincerely cherished memory, 
and this is a debt to those who remain with us as well as 
those who have been called by the Great Commander to 
their heavenly reward. This, the church owes them because 
of the TIME in which they did their work. It was a strat- 
egic time. Nothing could be more ungrateful and low, than 
for the church to forget or fail to appreciate the first defend- 
ers of her faith. How can we "look unto the ROCK whence 
we are hewn, ' ' and not cherish the memory of the hewers. 

They were "pioneers," they went before to prepare the 
way. Their work was that of "blazing" the trail, and at 
THE TIME it had to be done and also at the time that it 
required great sacrifice to do it. 

II. The church owes them a liberal consideration along 
all lines because of the nature of the work they did. The 
pioneers of the church stand in relation to the church as the 
signers of the Declaration of Independence are related to our 
nation. Notice the pledge to that great instrument — "And 
for the support of this declaration, ^nth a firm reliance on 
the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge our 
lives, fortunes and sacred honor." In sentiment and spirit, 
that is very similar to many resolutions and sentiments of 
our first conference. 



III. The church owes her pioneer ministers, at the pres- 
ent and in the future, an adequate, and increasing' promul- 
gation of the fundamental principles of Brethrenism.. 

Brethren, we owe to them and to the church and to our- 
selves siich clear cut doctrinal preaching and teaching, that 
will make the old standard bearers, m^Iio remain with us, 
know and feel that their sacrifices made for whole Bible 
doctrine'was not made in vain. May every pulpit ring clear 
on these distinguishing Bible doctrines, so as to bring in a 
real anniversary in 1923. 

The pioneer ministers of our church -were not ' ' religious 
tramps" seeking refuge, or an easy way, but they were men 
of clear vision and deep conviction. They would have been 
■welcomed into any of the churches of their day, but the doc- 
trines which Avere "most sincerely believed amongst them" 
they esteemed as divine jewels, "counting not their lives 
dear luito themselves" they rejoiced in paying the price of 
Christian liberty. They went about over the country preach- 
ing the "unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ" and stressing 
those precious teachings that distinguish us as a denomina- 
tion. 

IV. The church owes her pioneer ministers a comfort- 
able supply of the products of the land. With Christians a 
moral obligation is stronger than a legal one, because the 
MORAL carries not only the obligation but also the 
REASON for it, while the legal may be arbitrary. To be 
sure the Lord himself has feasted their souls upon the heav- 
enly manna and enriched their experiences, but that is no 
excuse for the church, but should be an incentive. In our 
coming Benevolence offering let us see somethmg even high- 
er than a moral obligation. It is a spiritual opportunity, 
may -we enter into it heartily, inspired by the spirit of those 
who have gone before us in the great task, whose "labors 
we have entered into." 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 



What I Have Found at Ashland. By Martin Shively, Bursar 



On June 27, 1885, 1 was baptized at Edna Mills, Indiana, 
by Brother Swihart, and received the same day, into the 
church at that place. The date, as the reader will observe, is 
just two years after that of the historic Dayton convention, 
held after all hope of immediate reunion with the mother 
church had been dispelled. The leaders of the Progressive 
movement were all alive, and the spirit entering into the di- 
vision and growing out of it, was as vitally present, as it 
had been a year or two years earlier. A few months after 
my baptism, I was formally called by the church to the 
ministry, and after taking the training which the Ashland 
College of that day was prepared to give, I entered my first 
paF^torate at West Independence, Ohio, in June, 1887. Be- 
cause of my coming into the church at that particular time, 
it was my privilege to see and feel Brethrenism, as it had 
been tried in the fires of ecclesiastical controversy, for its 
spirit glowed with light and peace, as it endured the pains of 
social and spiritual ostracism, rather than be disloyal to con- 



science. And coming thus early into the ministry of the 
church, it was my immediate privilege to come into more or 
less intimate contact with the leaders of the Brethren move- 
ment, most of whom I soon learned to know well. I men- 
tion these details by way of introduction to what I want to 
say later, for I desire that my readers may understand that 
I at le ast ought to "know what the spirit ga d geum s oi 
■^RreThreuTsVnjs^ 1^ havp^^_attPTT(jed jt^jyvnlgreuces east^we,qt, 
and~ gentrai r"sirice 1887.^hen'th e general conferenc e met at 
Ashland..-aii4 bj,v e not missed a smgle -copv ofthSIBrethren 
PA'^an^plist^inrATTTiiTal^^ of my entrance intnjthe 

churclu AndTTEaye served in the pastorate of the church 
for aTfull third of a century and so far as I know, my loyalty 
to the church has not been called into question. "For these 
reasons at least, I think I am qualified to speak on how far 
Ashland College is from or how near to the religious stand- 
ards which inspired our fathers, and which led at least the 
most of us into the Brethren church. 



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Two things stand out conspicuously in my mind, as fun- 
damentally Brethren. The first, the position we hold as to 
the ordinances of the church, consisting of baptism, foot- 
washing, Lord's supper, salutation, non-swearing, non-re- 
sistance and anointing. These have quite consistently been 
called the seven fundamentally distinctive doctrines of the 
church. There can be no Brethren church where these are 
not believed, and practiced and taught. And laxness at 
these points, either in pew or pulpit, introduces a leaven 
which threatens the final integrity of the church. And in 
this field the college stands four square both toward the 
church and toward the world. Not only do the professors, 
all of Avhom are Brethren, believe and practice these things, 
but they teach them in class room and pulpit, so that none 
go out in doubt as to what the Bible teaching upon these sub- 
jects may be. If you should happen into any of our com- 
munion services, you would not only find practically every 
student in the institution at the tables, but you would also 
find every member of the faculty, from the president on 
down through the entire list, not only at the tables, but tak- 
ing an active part in the service. So both by precept and 
example, are the preachers-to-be, in the persons of students 
in the seminary, or those in any other department of the col- 
lege, sent out to be Brethren in all that is implied in the 
term. And Brethren, let me remind you, that in no other 
school under heaven, except our Ashland College, and the 
colleges of the Church of the Brethren, is this kind of in- 
struction given. If these things are as important as our 
fathers thought them to be, and if they are as important as 
the Bible itself holds them up to be, then the institution 
which teaches them, and prepares others to teach them, is 
an institution upon which the future of the Brethren church 
must depend, both from the standpoint of the human and 
the Divine. 

The second of the things which seem to me to have 
characterized the faith and activities of the church of thirty 
and more years ago, was the positive refusal to permit an- 
other, or even the whole body of other folks, to dictate to 
the conscience, or arbitrarily force the interpretation of 
others upon them. None questioned the honesty of the ad- 
vocates of the prayer covering, or the doctrine called non- 
conformity, but to our fathers, there was a question as to 
the ground upon which they rested, and they insisted that 
each should interpret them for himself. It was upon this 
rock that the church split, and rather than relinquish the 
right which they insisted upon as theirs, they accepted the 
pains incident to division. There was not then, nor is there 
now, any vital difference between the Tunker bodies, on mat- 
ters of faith, as to the ordinances of the church. It was 
wholly a question of liberty of conscience outside of this 
realm. Ashland is still Brethren in this field also, in its 
practice and in its teaching. 
- Permit me to say, in this closing paragraph, that I know 
intimately every member of the faculty here. And I am not 
guessing when I say, that the doctrines of The Immaculate 
Conception, The Virgin Birth, and Deity of Christ, and his 
resurrection from the dead, are believed by every one on the 
teaching staff, and by that I mean, every person connected 
with the college. In all things Christian, this is a Christian 
College, and in all things Brethren, this is the only Brethren 
College. Here, the Word, precious to us and to our fathers. 
is daily honored before all the student body, and all are led 
to that Great Throne in prayer for help, from which alone 
help can come. And here, the future leaders in and for the 
church, as laymen, preachers and missionaries, are receiving 
traming and inspiration for the tasks to which their Lord is 
calling them. If you are Brethren, the college is yours, and 
it asks your prayers and your co-operation in every avenue 
into which it seeks to enter. 

Ashland CoUege, Ashland, Ohio. 



Making Pastoral Calls 

Editorial By Alva Martin Kerr 

We were quite interested the other day in an item on 
the weekly church calendar of a great Lutheran church, 
which stated, "The pastor and his wife will be calling in 
Section F this coming week." We were interested because 
it gave us an insight into the importance which this unusu- 
ally successful pastor placed upon pastoral calls- — as well as 
because it indicated a little of the method of his work. Here 
he was, one of the busiest men in a great city, constantly on 
call for various 'interdenominational and other outside re- 
sponsibilities. He was the pastor of a church membership 
of a thousand or more. He preached twice on every Sunday 
and led the weekly prayer meeting from a pulpit which re- 
quired the type of preaching and leadership wMch no man 
can give unless he devotes several hours every day to careful 
study and keeps himself well read and up-to-date in his ideas. 
He was constantly at the beck and call of the many church 
organizations and committees, and carried the oversight of 
them all. And yet he simply made the time to do pastoral 
calling, because he felt that it was absolutely necessary to 
his work that lie and his wife should visit in the various 
homes of his people. 

Quite often preachers debate in their o^vn circles, and 
sometimes in the public press, whether or not pastoral call- 
ing pays. But we have never yet heard the laity domg so. 
To them, it is an invaluable asset, and even an absolutely 
indispensable factor of a pastor's service. And it has been 
our own observation, as well as our o^vn experience, that in 
this the laity are correct. We do not now recall a single in- 
stance in which Ave have known a pastor of a church suc- 
cessfully to hold a long-time pastorate unless he does get 
into the homes of his people quite often — not in the homes of 
just a few of them, nor only where there is sickness or death 
or some special need ; but who makes it a part of his yearly 
program to cover his field more or less often and thoroughly. 
We do not care how great a preacher he may be or how suc- 
cessful an organizer, we firmly believe that any and every 
pastor will find his greatest power after all to be in the realm 
of friendship. And no man can get very far in forming 
that particular type of friendship that is vitally potent in 
the pastorate unless he is frequently a guest in the home. — 
The Herald of Gospel Liberty. 



David Starr Jordan, former president of Stanford Uni- 
versity, says: "The boy who smokes need not worry about 
his future. He has none." 



Why the Prayer Service? By H. M. Harley 

Many folks are raising the question these days as to 
whether the prayer service should have a place in the pro- 
gram of the church in this very busy age. And the only 
answer to that question is that men need to learn to pray, 
and then to pray, more now than ever before, because of the 
many great needs pressing themselves iipon us, and the 
many doors of opportunity opening to us. 

A Christian can no more hope to sustain his spiritual 
nature and grow in grace without prayer and Bible study, 
than a man could hope to live and thrive very long without 
pure air, food and water. In the prayer meeting service, 
we come together to study the Word of God from a devo- 
tional point of view, — and this study tends to make God 
very real to us. It brings the Christ nearer and makes the 
Holy Spirit of God an active workmg force in our lives. And 
all this helps us to pray intelligently, and Avith faith and 
power. 

The midweek service is primarily a school of prayer, 
where we learn to do, by doing. Would you live a true, 
happy, victorious Christian life? Then take time to prav 
Learn to pray. Come to the house of God, and mingle yoar 
prayers with those who are like-minded, — remembering that 
there is power in united prayer. Come to the service of 
prayer and praise and bring that friend of yours along, and 
both will be blest, as well as become channels of blessing to 
others. — The Brethren Bulletin. 



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JANUARY 26, 1921 



THE BRE THREN PULPIT 

Stewardship and the Bicentenary Victory or Behind in No 

Gift in the Final Accounting . 

By G. C. Carpenter 

Lute 16:2, — Jesus said, Give an account of tliy stewardship. 



Psalm 24:1, — The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof; 
the world and they that dwell therein. 

1 Corinthians 6:20, — Ye are bought with a price: therefore glor- 
ify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 

1 Corinthians 7:23, — Ye are bought with a price, be not ye ser- 
vants of men. 



Romans 14:12, — So then everyone of us shall give account of 
himself to God. 

1 Corinthians 1:7, — So that ye come behind in iio gift: waiting 
for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. 



STEWARDSHIP OF LIFE 

We belong to the Lord. We are bought with a price. 
We are not onr o^vn. Do Ave recognize our OAvner. God ias 
not made man an automaton, compelled to act a certain way. 
God has given man will power and the choice of one of two 
masters. Man must choose. Man may rob God by giving 
his life to Satan the enemy of God. And how many do 
that! 

We are stewards of life itself. A life in any honest 
calling can be lived for God. The man in shop or field or 
office; the woman in schoolroom or kitchen, each can live 
for God a consecrated Christian life. 

God has a work for every one, and by surrendering to 
him and by asking his direction and wisdom, that God-ap- 
pointed way may be found. No one has a right to choose a 
life work apart from God's direction. Ask God. He knows 
where you will be a success. He may want you to be a far- 
mer and he may want you to preach his Gospel. Ask him. 
He may want you to be a good housewife and mother and 
he may want you to be a Christian nurse or missionary of 
the cross. If a man willeth to know the way he should go 
he shall know. And God will guide so unmistakably wheti 
given full right-of-way that thereafter there will never enter 
the mind of his servant the first doubt concerning the cor- 
rectness of the choice according to his will. 

It is unfoi'tunate that anyone should make a mistake in 
choosing a life work. The first thing needful is that the 
life be fully surrendered to God, and that a faithful Chris- 
tian life be lived every day. Then God will speak plainly 
for the Holy Spirit abides in every such life. Ask and ye 
shall receive. 

The call to the ministry today is a pressing call. God 
will not call all young men to the ministry but he will call 
some. . The need of more young men to prepare for the Gos- 
pel ministry is one of the most pressing needs in the world 
today. And if God wants a young man to prepare and 
preach his Gospel, that young man will be dissatisfied and 
more or less unhappy and perhaps unsuccessful in any other 
calling. The reward of a faithful ministry of the Word is 
more than words can tell, it is more than dollars and cents, 
praise God. 

Young people wonder how they may know the way to 
take, how they may know the will of God for their lives. In 
addition to living a faithful Christian life, follow your own 
natural inclinations, vsdth this reservation : if God puts bar- 
riers in the way, if he makes you feel in your own mind that 
he has another work for you, if your conscience is not clear 
when you pray about your work, then go slow and again 
and again, day after day, say, Lord, close forbidden doors 
and open the door wherein I should walk and I will do my 
best for you. And he will never disappoint the soul that 
follows that plan. God calls into all honest vocations and 
if you give him a chance he will make you feel, this is the 
way for me. You may feel unequal for the task but that is 
the life God can use. 

Ears that will Hear 

God will call enough laborers into his harvest if there 
are enough ears that will hear. FROM EVERY CHURCH IN 



THE BROTHERHOOD THERE SHOULD COME CHRIS- 
TIAN LIFE-WORK RECRUITS. Are all of the ministers 
letting God speak through them to call the youth to his 
work? From the Warsaw church where we were privileged 
to serve as pastor for eleven years there have gone forth at 
least four life-work recruits, including the present editor of 
THE BEETHEEN EVANGELIST, the pastor of the Canton 
Brethren church and his able helpmate, and a splendid 
young lady now in preparation for foreign missionary ser- 
vice. We could name many more from that same church, 
who are in other callings but are officers and pillars in that 
church and in the South Bend church, several having moved 
to that city. For all of whom we thank God and take cour- 
age. 

It pays to give God a chance to guide us in the right 
way. The prayer of every pastor should be that there might 
go forth from the church he serves young people to give 
their lives to Christian work. Our own Seminary at Ashland 
calls to the church for the doubling of the number of stu- 
dents in the Seminary. And the same call comes from every 
denomination. The fields are white but the laborers are so 
few. Let our young people say : Lord, if you send me I will 
go. A large number of Life-work recruits are necessary to a 
great Bicentenary victory. 

Talents 

The stewardship of life is a comprehensive term. It in- 
cludes the stewardship of talents. Woe unto any who have 
talents laid up in a napkin. Every Christian ought to be 
anxious to use every one of his talents to the glory of God. 
Thus can every one ' ' come behind in no gift, waiting for the 
coming of the Lord Jesus Christ." Beware of the talent in 
the napkin. 

Money 

The stewardship of life includes the stewardship of 
money.. Not one dollar can we call our own. It is our^ not 
as OAvners but as stewards, renters, occupiers till he comes. 
Some have more than others, but woe unto them who have 
gotten gain dishonestly. Jeremiah says: "As the partridge 
sitteth on eggs and hatcheth them not, so he that getteth 
riches and not by right shall leave them in the midst of his 
days, and at his end shall be a fool." How much money 
must a man have to make money his god? Any amount. 
How much must a man have to be guilty of robbing God? 
Any amount. Long ago people asked wherein they had 
robbed God and God answered, "In tithes and offerings and 
as a result yd are cursed with a curse." Then God gave man 
this challenge, "Bring me all the tithes that are my rental 
and prove me and see if I will not pour you out a bless- 
ing that there will not be room enough to receive it." Have 
you proved God? Will you prove him in 1921? Heaven's 
windows opened wide are neecssary to a great Bicentenary 
victory. 

Those who rob God in tithes rob themselves of spiritual 
and material blessings. He says : "Honor the Lord vnth thy 
substance and Avith the first fruits of all thine increase: so 
shall thy barns be fiUed with plenty and thy presses shall 
burst out Avith new Avine." "The tithe is the Lord's." No 
man has a right to use one penny of that tithe for himself. 



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PAGE 9 



If he does he loses a hundred times more than he gains, both 
materially and spiritually. Universally those who have paid 
God his tenth, out of consecrated hearts and pocketbooks, 
have found great joy in doing it and have been cared for 
and blest in every needful way. And few ever give up 
tithing after they have made a faithful test of God's financ- 
ial plan for his Kingdom. Would that the Brethren church 
could boast of 10,000 tithers ! 

It would mean the windows of heaven open above th* 
overflow would reach the uttermost parts of the earth. It 
Brethren church and showers of blessings so great that the 
would mean a great Bicentenary victory. 
Evangelization 

The stewardship of life includes our responsibility for 
the souls of others. Is there someone Avhom you can help to 
come to Jesus? Yes, certainly. One boy of fifteen years led 
six other boys to Jesus in a two weeks' meeting. He fol- 
lowed his pastor's directions. Is your heart burdened for 
souls? Are you equipped for soul-winning? Can you turn 
hi your Bible to the scriptures that would lead a seeking 
soul to Christ? Would an offer of $1,000 for each soul 
you would earnestly try to lead to Christ in 1921 cause you 



to work harder than you would otherwise? Is your love of 
money greater than your love of souls? A Sunday school 
teacher was about to give up her class of sixteen young 
men because none had come to Christ, but she continued 
under the insistence of her pastor and superintendent. She 
was led of God to go to one, and to her surprise he yielded 
and confessed Christ. She kept on until the whole sixteen 
surrendered. What if she had given up ? She had not tried 
in a direct way to win them. Do the lost know that you 
want them to know Jesus ? Let us do our best that the blood 
of lost souls may not rest upon us. Let us be EVANGELIS- 
TIC and MISSIONARY both of which are essential to win- 
ning a great Bicentenary victory. 

The Conclusion 
THE EXTENT OP THE BICENTENARY VICTORY 
WILL BE IN EXACT PROPORTION TO THE FAITHFUL 
STEWARDSHIP EXERCISED BY THE MINISTRY AND 
THE LAITY OF THE BRETHREN CHURCH. Therefore 
let all the ministry be bold to declare the whole counsel of 
God, and, with all the laity, be ready daily to answer to 
God for a faithful stewardship of ife, talents, money, soul- 
winning and all. 



What the Layman Can Do to Help in a Revival. By Lioyd e. Hang 



The success of an evangelistic campaign depends upon 
the willingness of those that are Christ 's to allow the power 
of God through the Holy Spirit to be manifested in them. 
The layman, as well as the evangelist and the pastor, have 
their indispensable part to perform. 

By a successful revival, and I am sure all agree, is not 
meant simply adding members to the local church, or per- 
creasing the numerical forces and strength of our church 
haps only adding names to the chiirch membership roll. It 
is not a thmg undesired, but mere members should not be 
made the supreme purpose at any time. It must be com- 
pletely overshadowed by the prime purpose, namely, the 
vital quickening of the spiritual life of the church, which 
will create in the heart of the laity an increased burden and 
passion for the souls of lost men and women. When this is 
realized by the aid of the Holy Spirit, there can not help 
but be a "dead earnestness" on the part of the laity to save 
the lost, and we will see many born into the kingdom. With 
these fcAV introductory words and recognizing the need of 
the Holy Spirit, what can the layman do to help in a re- 
vival? 

The first essential for a revival is the careful and pray- 
erful preparation. This is not a one man's task, neither is it 
a one day's task. Therefore, one layman can not do it; 
neither can the pastor do it, but the laymen with the pas- 
tor can do it. This period of preparation must be the hasten- 
ing of the ripening of the harvest; the time of anticipation 
and expectancy of great things for God, and finally when 
the revival is on, our expectations will be realized. 

Consecration of heart, hands and time is needed. If our 
hearts are not completely given over to carrying out the mis- 
sion delegated to us when Ave Avere born anew ; if our hands 
are unwilling to do the smallest tasks that daily come to 
them whereby we may point and lead others to the light; 
if Ave do not sacrifice any of our time to seek and to help 
save the lost, there can not be a revival. If there is a dead- 
ness and coldness among the laity, hoAv dare we expect a 
revival, as greatly as it is needed, Every member .should 
make it a matter of first importance to attend the cottage 
prayer meetings, the personal worker's meetings, and do all 
possible by visitation to prepare the field for the time of 
reaping. We must be in "dead earnest." It is no Avonder 
that many are yet unsaved Avhen they keenly and rightfully 
observe the, cold indifference and unconcern manifested to- 
Avard them by the laity. There is no better Avay in AA'hich 
the laymen can help to further the work of the kingdom, 
than by daily living consecrated and consistent Christian 
lives. 

Again, no one knows the field as Avell as the layman, 
and perhaps no one has better knowledge of the approaches 



and seeming obstacles in the field than he. Therefore, much 
of the responsibility and a great measure of the success of a 
revival rests with the layman by helping to overcome these 
seeming obstacles through the proper approaches. 

Definite prayer is needed, and of course linked up with 
prayer must come definite action. Perhaps God has singled 
for us merely to pray for the unsaved, but the consecrated 
layman will pray definitely for those Avhom he knows best, 
such as his friends, neighbors, and those with Avhom he daily 
comes in contact in his work. With definite intercessory 
prayer must come definote action. Perhaps God has singled 
you out and given you a definite mission and a special op- 
portunity to vitally touch some life about you, thereby not 
only saving a soul from death, but saving and giving a life 
to his service. 

It may be perhaps that Ave can best act individually; 
hoAvever, effective Avork can ofttimes best be brought about 
through team Avork Avhich is a strong essential and something 
AA^hereby the laity can make its effort felt, especially in vis- 
itation, the motive back of Avhich must be the personal con- 
tact and the desire and hope of Avinning and leading men to 
their Savior. 

There are many things of great value, which may seem 
of minor importance that a man can do to help make a re- 
Adval a success, depending of course on local conditions and 
circumstances. Each layman should be Avilling to find his 
niche and fill it. If he is unable to find it, he should at least 
be Avilling to permit some one else to help him find it. A per- 
sonal visit or a letter to our friends may be very effective in 
aAvakening a deeper interest in their spiritual Avelfare. A 
pleasant smile and friendly greeting should be a part of 
every Christian's nature and may Avell become a universal 
iiabi; A Avarm and hearty handshake ahvays carries AAath 
it the Avarmth of the heart and silently manifests a keen in- 
terest. There are many important factors of influence and 
help Avhich Ave personally possess, but they seem very Aveak 
and undeveloped ua many of us. We should aim to more 
largely cultivate them, and by use they Avill grow. 

First and last, the greatest help on which Ave can rely 
is the poAver of God through the Holy Spirit to which we 
haA^e access through prayer. Every member praying defin- 
itely and AAdthout ceasmg, then acting and doing his part to 
ansAver his own prayers, God Avill not fail to ansAver prayer 
and do the part Avhich we can not do. Our part is to plant 
and Avater, and God Avill give the increase. We should not 
only hope and Avork for a successful temporary revival, but 
pray and Avork for a continued and steady growth of his 
church and kingdom. 

Louisville, Ohio. 



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What the World's Sunday School Convention Did for Japan 



The Japan Evangelist calls its November issue the 
Sunday School Convention number. It states that the Con- 
vention of the World's Sunday School Association in Tokyo 
marks the close of an epoch or period of history of the 
church in Japan. In the country districts and in the offi- 
cial mind there has hitherto been an attitude of suspicion 
and opposition. To be a Christian was, for an official,^ a 
barrier to advancement, and many families vs^ere almost in- 
accessible to the message of Christ. No longer will it be pos- 
sible for men to oppose Christianity as disloyal to the State. 
Barriers will be broken down in the most conservative 
minds. Christianity will exist in a new atmosphere. The 
editorial closes with this statement: "The Mission body in 
Japan has gained a great deal from the Convention and 
' tliose whom they have had the - privilege to entertain and 
hear. Its influence will live long among us and we can sim- 
ply and sincerely say that we thank God for it." 

Rev. H. W. Myer.s, D. D., of Kobe, a missionary of the 
Southor.i Presbyterian Church, says: "The whole Conven- 
tion was pervaded by a warm evangelical spirit. Two key- 
notes that were sounded again and again were Salvation 
tlirough Christ and Christian Service as a Fruit of Salva- 
tion." 

Eev. H. V. S. Peeke, D. D., of Toyko, representing the 
Reformed Church in America writes in the Japan Evange- 
list : ' ' Today it is not rare even in communities of Christian 
workers one is painfully conscious that there are many who 
are dangerously near denying the divinity of our God, but 
in this gathering sin Avas sin, the atoning Saviour a fully 
efficient Saviour. The glow of the glory of God's word was 
so luminous that it would have seemed trivial to have 
looked for what corresponds with sun-spots." 

Rev. G. W. Fulton, D. D., a missionary of the Northern 
Presbyterian Church, Osaka, Japan, wrote at the conclu- 
sion of the Convention : ' ' Without doubt I think it the big- 
gest thing of a Christian sort that we have ever had in 
Japan. It influence upon Japan had already been tremen- 
dous and I am convinced that this influence will continue 
to grow for a long time to come and that the final results 
of the Convention will be very far-reaching." 

Rev. J. G. Dunlop, D. D., of the Baiko Jogakuin, Shim- 
onoseki, Japan, a missionary of the Presbyterian church, 
U. S. A., sums up his impressions of the Convention in the 
one word "Gratitude, and especially for the poAverful dem- 
onstration of the might and glory of the name of Jesiis in 
the face of all opponents whether Japanese or Europeans 
in this land," and concludes by saying he is grateful for 
"the consequent encoxiragement given to the more experi- 
enced or timid Japanese Christians, for the new thrills of 
faith and pride and courage which they and discouraged 
missionaries as well have felt as the banner of His Cross 
has been lifted up so high in these October days." 

Rev. J. C. Robertson, D. D., of the Canadian Presbyter- 
ian Church, who was a delegate and speaker said, in an in- 
terview upon his return: "So far as the missionaries are 
concerned it brought a great uplift. It strengthened and en- 
couraged tliem to see and hear this splendid body of men 
and women so boldly and .joyfully proclaiming the Chris- 
tian message. I have never heard the Gospel message, the 
essential Gospel message, given as definitely, as emphatical- 
ly, as at Tokyo." 

Rev. Henry E. Dosker, D. D., LL. D., of the Southern 
Presbyterian Church and professor in the Louisville Theo- 
logical Seminary ^vrite.s in the CHRISTIAN OBSERVER: 



' ' I would not have missed those meetings for anything ! Let 
me say that oratory counted for little in that Convention. 11 
was the dynamic of the meeting that counted. Not one false 
note was sounded in all that program. The speakers with- 
out exception stood for the old fundameMals, The Inspira- 
tion and Integrity of the Holy Scriptures, the Trinity, the 
Virgin birth and Divinity of Christ, the absolute need of 
Atonement, the actuality and historicity of the resurrection 
of Christ, of his Ascension and of the blessed hope of his re- 
turn in glorious majesty." 

Rev. W. E. Lampe, Ph. D., Secretary of the Forward 
Movement of the Reformed Church in the United States, 
who had been a missionary in Japan, stated "Missionaries 
and Japanese Christian workers were very greatly encour- 
aged. Some of these men and women who have spent many 
years in Japan, and whose judgment I respect, said that the 
Convention was more helpful than any other single event 
or piece of Chi-istian work during the last ten years, or 
twenty years, if not in the history of Christian missionary 
work in Japan." 

"The Convention certainly prepared' the way of the 
Lord in Japan," wrote Rev. Charles W. Brewbaker, Ph. D., 
General Secretary of the Sunday School Board of the 
United Brethren in Christ, in a letter to Frank L. Brown, 
LL. D., General Secretary of the World's Sunday School 
Association. Dr. Brewbaker was able to visit all of the mis- 
sionaries of his denomination in Japan while he Avas in' that 
country. Bishop Mr. Lambuth of the Methodist Church 
South said that the Convention was the greatest that he had 
ever attended. 

Sunday-school Convention Delegates Around the World 

Delegates to the World's Sunday School Convention in 
the Far East are returning to America by way of the Nea.r 
East. About forty in this group have just completed their 
detour in India and Avill reach Port Said, Egypt, on Jan- 
uary 6th. Arrangements have been completed by Rev. Ste- 
phen Trowbridge, Sunday School Secretary for Moslem 
Lands, to hold one day conferences, using the delegates as 
speakers, in Assiut on January 11th, in Carlo on the 14 and 
in Jerusalem on the 20th. Other .special meetings may be 
arranged at Port Said or Alexandria when the delegates 
are arriving or leaving the country. This tour group is head- 
ed by W. G. Landes, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Sabbath 
School Association. He and the accompanying delegates 
have been holding similar meetings in Korea, China, Singa- 
pore, India and Colombo. 

The Sunday school workers in Egypt were greatly dis- 
appointed when they found that it was absolutely impossible 
for the two delegates appointed in Egypt to go to the Tokyo 
Convention to obtain passage on any steamer that would 
get them to Japan before the opening day of the Conven- 
tion. Every effort had been made for months to obtain 
bookings but the overcrowded conditions of travel pre- 
vented. Now the convention will be brought to them. 



Christian ethics and dynamics must be as real as elec- 
tricity and chemistry in our education. 

A weak man may make his boy go to Sunday school, 
but it takes a strong man to make himself go to church. 

"Were it not for the clouds of today, there would be 
little appreciation of the sunshine of tomorrow." 

"It pays to do right, if we do not do right to be paid." 



JANUARY 26, 1921 



J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



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Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Forty Years of Christian Endeavor 

By William Shaw, Publisher of the 
Christian Endeavor World 

My birthday message to the Brethren Christian Endea- 
vorers will be based on personality. Theories are good; 
principles are fine; but neither are of any value apart from 
personality. 

Forty years ago many pastors had many theories about 
the Avay to enlist young people in religious work and train 
them for better service. Many of these theories and methods 
were surprisingly like those embodied in Christian Endeavor. 
But it needed the personality of Francis E. Clark to "put 
them across" as up-to-date salesmen would express it. 

He lived Christian Endeavor. He was the embodiment 
of it. His young people were not simply taught it, they 
caught its spirit from him, and that was infinitely more im- 
portant. 

You will recall that when John was in prison, blue and 
discouraged with the outlook for the coming Kingdom, he. 
sent his messengers to Jesus to ask him, if he was the Mes- 
siah, or were they to look for another. Jesus did not re- 
hearse the principles of his Kingdom, but rather called their 
iittention to the expression of his life. He illustrated his 
faith by his works. He said to the messengers, "Go tell 
John what you see me doing." 

Under the blessing of God Christian Endeavor is what 
it is because of its leadership, and has proved the truth of 
the saying, that "every great movement is but the length- 
ened shadow of a man." 

Our Fortieth Anniversary 

Prom January 30th to February 6th we are to celebrftt* 
Christian Endeavor "Week. This annual observance, during 
several recent years, has been a yearly reminder of the gen- 
esis, development and program of Christian Endeavor. 

When Francis E. Clark communicated his potent 
thought to the group of young people assembled in his home 
on the evening of Febi'uary 2, 1881, he showed himself to be 
numbered among that class of young ministers who see 
visions. He proved himself to be a trustworthy trail-blazer 
for young Christians who aspire to do their best for Christ. 
Subsequent results have shoAvn him to be a resourceful or- 
ganizer, sane counsellor, enthusiastic leader. 

At first the founder was misundei'stood, considered aiw 
bitious; the movement was misrepresented, regarded as a 
fad doomed to die at an early date. But from a single so- 
ciety with about a score of members the organization has 
grown until it numbers 80,000 societies in some eighty de- 
nominations and in all lands where Christ is known with a 
total membership of more than 5,000,000. Within the first 
forty years of its history the United Societyl has built up 
a strong organization extending to most of the states and 
ramifying widely into many nations, produced a wealth of 
literature and erected a beautiful headquarters building in 
the heart of Boston at a cost of $217,000. Besides the So- 
ciety has trained millions for service in the church, turned 
the feet of thousands to the mission field, raised thousands 
of dollars for the extension of the kingdom and led hundreds 
to Christ. 

These arresting facts would suggest the elements of 
permanence and endurance to the casual observer, and would 
seem to restrain even the rash-minded from decrying the 
worth of the Society or dilating upon its uselessness. There 
must be a reason for its phenomenal, continuous growth. In- 



deed, there are many. This Young People's Society of 
Christian Endeavor met a long felt need in that it provided 
worthy, wholesome training and service for the young Chris- 
tians. It gave stimulus and direction to their religious and 
social instincts. Its pledge was a standing challenge to their 
heroic devotion. It inspired faith in Christ and loyalty to 
his church. It enabled young people to discoA^er themselves 
through expression in the devotional meetings, training as 
officers and committeemen, service in the interest of others. 
Its principles were susceptible of universal application. Its 
methods were adaptable to all conditions. Its government 
was democratic — a Christian Endeavor society of young peo- 
ple, by young people and for young people. 

In our anniversary meetings let us restate some of these 
patent, potent facts, read the letters from Drs. Clark and 
Shaw, published in these columns, and recall the significant 
dedicatory words of Dr. Clark spoken at the dedication of 
the Headquarters Building: "For the glory of God through 
the establishment and enlargement of the loyalty and fellow- 
ship of young Christians in all the world we now dedicate 
this goodly edifice in the name of the Father and the Son 
and the Holy Spirit." 

J. A. GAEBER. 

It Pays to Kick 

By Earl Huette, Publicity Superintendent 

PROGRESS is born of Protest. The very best part of 
our national history as well as the best part of the history 
of our own Brethren church was the result of protest. Pro- 
test is that quality in the nature of human beings that is 
commonly known as the "kicking nature." Now to begin 
with we shall find that there are two kinds of kickers, — 
destructive and constructive. 

A destructive kicker is the fellow who "just nacherly 
kicks because he don't know how to boost. " In other words, 
he is the felloAV who cannot see why the pastor has not called 
at his home every week or so, not realizing that he himself 
should be out doing some of the visiting. Or he may be the 
fellow who cannot see how the Sunday school superintendent 
"gets by" with the school the way he does or perhaps the 
deacons or trustees do not come and consult him before mak- 
ing any important moves in connection Math the local work. 
And then maybe he is the felloAv' who when he IS asked to do 
something of importance Avill say, "I wish that you would 
get Smith, Jones or Brown to do it since he can do it better 
than I," then after this has been followed out, he says, 
"Now if I should have had anything to do with that, etc., 
etc." 

A constructive kicker is the fellow who is always on the 
job and ready to help do what he conscientiously believes to 
be the right things to do. But, if a proposition is launched 
that has about it the least semblance of irregularity he wiU 
kick. He is the man who will not allow any one man or 
any set of men to dictate policies or railroad projects which 
•would be detrimental to the cause of our Lord and Savior, 
Jesus Christ. 

In short the destructive kicker is the fellow who is al- 
ways placing self before anything else while the construc- 
tive kicker is the one who has lost self and is ready to do 
the vdll of him who sent his Sen into the world for the re- 
demption of sinners. 

Folks, the Christian Endeavor Society is the agency in 
the church which will train the young people and the young 
Christians to be constructive rather than destructive kMters. 

Dayton, Ohio. 




Hunger Knows No Armistice 

NEAR EAST RELIEF «u!tf^ 1 M<AJ3ISON AVSl<rUB,NBW-!rORK 



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SEND ALL MONET FOB 

General Home, Kentucky and 

roreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WILLIAM A. GEASHABT 
General Missionary Secretary 
906 American Bldg., Dayton, O. 



Krypton Kentucky 

Forasmuch, as ye know that your labor is 
not in vain in the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58). The 
Lord is working at Krypton; in spite of many 
oppositions the work is getting along fine. 
The attendance of our Sunday school is very 
good for this time of the year. The Lord has 
supplied us with a good superintendent and 
good teachers, so that our Sunday school is in 
a much better condition now than it has been 
since we have been here. 

For several weeks before Christmas we 
were busy preparing the program for our 
Christmas entertainment, which was to be 
held on the night before Christmas. The 
mines all had shut down several weeks before 
Christmas, and all our helpers had left to 
spend their vacation with friends, and many 
others have moved away so that most of the 
work was left for us to do. But again we 
claimed the wonderful promise found in Deut- 
eronomy 33:25, "As the day so shall thy 
strength be." On account of not having 
school, it was hard to get the children to- 
gether to practice. But taking all into con- 
sideration they all did very well and also our 
attendance was very good. The seats did not 
hold near all the people. We especially tried 
to show at this occasion that we were cele- 
brating the Lord Jesus' birthday, and that he 
was the One^whom we should honor and ex- 
alt. 

A week before Christmas several ladies of 
Krypton met at our home to organize an Aid 
society. We meet every Thursday afternoon 
to sew and study missions, and the condition 
of the people where Christ has been preached. 
Our dear ladies take great interest in these 
meetings. The money we make will go to 
support a missionary. We feel that this work 
will be a great help to our people; we already 
can see good results. 

We can only praise the Lord for his won- 
derful blessings we already have received this 
year. Several men have come to us in the last 
two weeks with tears in their 'eyes and con- 
fessed that they were great sinners and prom- 
ised to live for Christ. Our hearts' longing 
and prayer is that we may see many saved. 

Our mission school started December 27th. 
Miss Bogly, a high school graduate, is the 
teacher. Her father recently moved to Kryp- 
ton, and is one of our merchants and also a 
teacher in our Sunday school. She is a sur- 
rendered Christian girl, and does very well 
in her school work. I am teaching the Bible 
classes which are very interesting. It is won- 
derful to see how little five and six-year-old 
children enjoy and recite the Bible, and how 
they get their parents to read the Bible. 

We appreciate the boxes and gifts that vve 
have received for Christmas from friends and 
that have been sent by dear ffjends whom vf« 
have never seen. We can only thank yoa and 
ask the Lord] to reward you for your kindness. 
We certainly need your prayers. 
It has been a great blessing to us, for we 
know that you also are praying for this wcffk. 
Yours in his service, 

MBS. J. A. REMPEL. 



Lost|Creek, Kentucky 

You have not heard from us for some time 
now. The reason is not that we did not want 
to write, for we hfid some things to report, 
but that we were too busy. The closing of 
school before the holidays, getting ready for 
Christmas program, then getting ready for 
the opening of school after the holidays, 
made such an abundance of work that we 
found no time for writing. 

A little over one year ago, the Sundaj 
school here contracted to pay for a piano, on 
the installment plan. We had paid about halt 
of it by October last. At that time we re- 
ceived an offer from the company saying that 
if we paid the balance due, about $86 before 
the first of December, they would discount 
the amount. We thought it Avise to save the 
interest money, and set about raising the 
money. There was a new departure in the 
matter this time. Heretofore, when wo wanted 
to raise money, we always made the appeal 
generally, i e., asking church members, and 
non-church members for money. This time it 
was first decided that none but church mem- 
bers would be asked. Also that all would be 
asked to give at least a tenth of their income 
for four weeks. We had very few wage earn- 
ers in the congregation, but we felt that this 
was a move in the right direction. The result 
of the effort was that when the time was up, 
AA'o had about $15 more than necessary to 
meet the account. The first Sunday, in Decem- 
ber the note was burned in the presence of 
the congregation, and all were happy that 
the piano was now the property of the Sun- 
day school, paid for. It seemed the most sue- ' 
ccstful effort ever put over along that line 
liere. 

Just about this time we also had special 
services and a sermon on stewardship. By a 
count of hands, we believe that there were 
twelve who X'l'omised their Lord that they 
would tithe their income. 

Our Christmas progiam was the White 
Gift one, with an offering. Most everyone 
wanted to help the starving Armenians. The 
offering netted $5-1 and some cents. This was 
the best single offering ever taken here. We 
are now planning on taking our home mis- 
sion offering the last Sunday in January, 
because of paying for our piano at the regu- 
la:' time for that offering. We plan to have 
the church here take part in all the regular 
offerings of the brotherhood. 

■\Miat we i;all the winter term of school 
has no-w opened. We have had to turn away 
so many, seemingly almost as many as we 
took in. We are now boarding jabout fifty 
pupils. In the school, we were overcrowded 
also. To meet the situation, we thought of 
dropping the first th:'ee grades and so an- 
ijouncen it. The result was just what we have 
heretofore stated, and that was that to drop 
the grade work we might as well plan to 
drop the rest of the work, i e., at least the 
school work. Wo at once saw that we could 
not drop the first three grades, and hold the 
rest cf it up. So v.'fc drew on more faith, and 
now have three tcacher.s for that work. We 



secured 'i local young woman, a teacher and 
a m.ember of the church here. The three grade 
teachers are very busy, as well as all. 

How this grade work would be supported 
these three months was a real problem to us. 
We prayed much over it, privately ind in 
teachers' meetings. God has answered and is 
answering those prayers. Brother Joshua 
Long of Williamsport, Md., and Sister Mi- 
nerva Perry, of Kansas have let the Lord use 
them in helping to meet this need, the former 
with $100, the latter, $20. W« believe that, 
the Lord "will raise up others to help in this 
matter, if the tuition money does not meet 
the nccd.s, i. e., the tuition money m th.3 
grades. Eiverside is the Lord's planting, and 
as we keep in his will, he will not let it die 
for want of nourishment. 

Tn response to the appeal in the Evangelist 
before the holidays. Brother John Humberd, 
of Flora, Indiana, answered. He is now giv- 
ing most valuable service in the grades and 
loved by all. Sister Bessie Hooks, who so 
faithfully and efficiently helped last year, 
and has helped so far this year, is teaching 
some work in the high school, and the upper 
grade work. Sister Stella Byrd is teaching 
the first four grades, and Brother Humbrrd 
fifth and sixth. Even in the fourth grade wi 
have some quite large boys and girls, e. g., 
when we tried to drop the first three grades, 
there was one boy we tried to get into the 
fourth. We found that he was not ready for 
it. This boy was thirteen years old. Grades 
five and six have young men and women in 
them. Brother Akens, Miss Hooks, Mrs. D.n- 
shal, who teaches high school Bible and some 
in the ' grades, and the writer, are carrying 
the high school work. Miss Hooks teaches two 
classes in high school, the rest of her time 
she spends in the seventh and eighth grades. 
Miss Bethke teaches some of the Bible chess- 
es besides her other heavy work. Miss Ewert, 
who superintends the cooking, and is doing 
too much work to keep up under the load, 
is proving to be a good worker, showing good 
spirit, tact, and common sense. How we viish 
that we might have some one to teach music. 
We have those who want to lern, and some 
•who have learned some, but we need a. teach- 
er. It seems strange that with the need that 
there always is for music in sacred services, 
that wo do not have a regular music teacher, 
developing talent for that part of the ser- 
vices if the house of God. But vve are tr-n.st- 
ing that this need may soon be met. 

Yes, and how we did desire to keep some 
of those boys and girls we had to turn away. 
One mother brought six children, three of her 
own and three grandchildren. We had to tell 
her wo could not take them, and suggested 
another boarding school where we thought 
she could get them in. Her reply was, "But 
I want my children at Eiverside, if I can get 
them here, for everybody says that you take 
good care of them here." But we had to send 
them away. Pray for us that we may have 
strength for the work ahead of us, and above 
all that we may have meekness that will 
make us usable instruments in his hands. 
G. E. DKUSHAL. 



JANUARY 26, 1921 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



PLEASANT Hlli, OHIO 

To the Brethren Evangelist Tainily, greet- 
ings and best wishes for 1921: Since writing 
you several have come into the church at this 
place. We had a splendid Christmas progi'am 
given to a packed house which was well ren- 
dered and well received. Our White Gift 
offering was $42.94, given to Kentucky Mis- 
sions, China, Africa and Superannuated Min- 
isters' Pund. Then came our annual business 
meeting and election which was held on New 
Year's day and night and there was a splen- 
did spirit manifest. Much business wag tak- 
en up but we did not get through, so another 
meeting was called for January 15, 1921, 
when we elected one deacon and the choice 
fell on Brother Joseph Flory, who is our Sun- 
day school superintendent for 1921. We also 
elected one minister and this choice fell on 
our Brother Hugh Marlin who is a splendid 
Bible student and an ardent believer in the 
Brethren doctrine. And if he accepts the call 
he will make a live, wide-awake preacher for 
the Brethren Doctrine. Brother Marlin be- 
lieves in the personal, literal and soon coming 
of the Lord. 

The Pleasant Hill church has been discour- 
aged but she is now showing much new life 
in her every department. Brethren, pray for 
us. S. LOWMAN. 



GARDEN CITY, ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 

I think a little news from this place might 
be of interest to the brotherhood. This is a 
mission point just one year old. I commenced 
the work here one year ago with a member- 
ship of six. We have built a church house, 
held two revivals with I. D. Bowman and J. 
E. Patterson as evangelists and added 21 
members by baptism to the church and one 
by relation. We have a lively Sunday school 
with E. M. Gearhart as superintendent and 
co-worker We espect greater things in the 
future of the Sunday school work. We are 
planning to meet the goal of the Bicentenary 
Movement of the Brethren. We are planning 
on a revival some time this year. 

We believe that the membership and pastor 
are yoked up together for greater things in 
the future than in the past. In Christs' name 
and for his church we desire the prayers of 
the entire brotherhood. 

G. D. DONAHOO, Pastor. 



A LETTER OF THANKS 

On December 24, 1920, I was 83 years old. 
I was accustomed from childhood to receive 
a few gifts on my, birthday, but I never be- 
fore had such a drenching as I received on 
my last one. I received 463 cards and letter 
greetings, $24 in cash, 10 boxes of candy, 
one box of cookies about 12 inches square — I 
mean the box was 12 inches, and I was not 
forgotten on the clothing line, except as to 
head-wear. I got no hat, or night cap. My! 
but the cookies were good and the candies 
sweet. They were excelled only by the kindly 
greetings written and printed on the letters 
find cards. 

The greetings and, gifts amounted to near- 



ly 500 in number. They compelled activity 
on the part of the Long Beach post office. 
They were delivered to me tied in bundles. 
I shed tears, but they were tears of joy. The 
bulk of them came from Brethren people, but 
many, from friends in the Church of the Bre- 
thren. My heart overl'lo^vs with thanks, not 
so much because of the financial value of the 
gifts, but because of the brotherly and sis- 
terly motives which were back of them. I 
feel a little like the old Dutch preacher, 
when asked whether it hurt him when people 
praised him. His answer was: "Ash nein das 
tute mear gute, " O no, that does me good. 

These gifts came to me from ten different 
states; a large portion of them from former 
parishioners. During my nearly 61 years of 
ministerial life I preached the glad news in 
thirteen different states. During many of 
these years it cost me ten dollars while I re- 
ceived one. I frankly admit that some time I 
suffer with the "blues." But these kindly 
greetings cause me to feel a little ashamed 
for permitting the blues to harrass me. O that 
mankind could be persuaded to study and 
learn the healing power for human frailty. 
Christlike love and kindness is the superior 
remedy. Once more, thanks to you, ray 
friendly greeters. 

W. J. H. Bauman. 



PERU, INDIANA 



The light is still on in old Peru, one of the 
worst and one of the best of county seat 
cities in Hoosierdom. We lose and we gain, 
then lose and gain. Just recently another 
family, active in the work, moved to Wagnerr. 
about fifteen males away. They will still be 
as active as possible, distance considered. 
May they with the whole church ever be 
faithful stewards of the grace of God, ever 
ready for the coming of their Lord. Since 
making out our last conference report nine 
have been added to the church, six of whom 
came during the special series of meetings 
with Miss Aboud as the speaker. All of her 
messages were interesting and many came to 
hear her. Her messages in which she inter- 
preted Scripture that had an oriental setting 
were especially enlightening and instructive. 

The "Joash Chest" was filled again on 
Joash Day. in December and the congregation 
placed six hundred dollars in the building 
fund, which was very creditable when the 
times are considered. This amount was in- 
creased a few days later by a generous gift 
in the form of a note payable with interest 
from date when the new church building is 
ready for the roof. The amount of the note is 
one hundred dollars and came from a good 
brother at North Manchester, a friend of the 
Lord. Thank you and may others go and do 
likewise, and do it now. 

Brother Harold Wolfe, formerly of North 
Manchester, is the faithful superintendent of 
our Sunday school and is working hard to 
enlarge the school and increase the efficiency. 
Mrs. H. P. Keyes, formerly of Goshen, is 
teaching the Friendship class of ladies and 
the whole class say they are fortunate in 



having such an able teacher. We are sorry for 
Goshen but they can perhaps well spare some 
of their strong helpers to the smaller 
churches. Mrs. Ghas. Shively, the former 
teacher of the class, was compelled to go to 
New Mexico for the benefit of her health. 
She was one of the faithful pianists of the 
church and is greatly missed. There are 
tvstjlve classes in the Sunday school and wo 
have a co.-ps of faithful teachers and offi- 
cers. The special Christmas program was ;i 
splendid success. 

Miss Miranda Smith is president of the 
Christian Endeavor Society and has the so- 
ciety well organized. That organization is 
planning to accomplish larger things in 1921. 

Stewardship Day was observed on Jan. 9, 
just late enough to catch the scolding from 
Brother Bame, but other matters hindered 
observing the day as it was scheduled. We 
have to date sixteen tithers to report and oth- 
ers considering accepting God's way and 
God's challenge. The question is not can we 
afford to tithe, but it is can we afford not 
to tithe? The tithe should be the minimum. 
Who does less helps to make the church of 
Jesus Christ a beggar and a pauper, which 
God never intended the Church to be. What 
Christian would contend for a moment that 
God would require less from his people under 
grace than he did under law? And if the hap- 
hazard, happy-go-lucky, slip-shod, feeling- 
plan, man-determined way of supporting the 
work of God's kingdom is God's way then 
surely God must have made a mistake. But 
the fact remains that God did not make a 
mistake and that is not his way. If the whole 
church would follow God's plan and make the 
tithe the minimum of their Kingdom support 
the windows of heaven would open wide and 
teh spiritual power of the church would in- 
crease along with the material support. That 
is according to God's promise and it has been 
proven by thousands of consecrated Chris- 
tians. Try God. We are urging our young peo- 
ple to consider the need of life-work recruits 
and to listen for the call of God may come to 
them. 

G. 0. CARPENTER. 



MORRILL, KANSAS 



Just a few words concerning the Lord's 
work in Morrill. We have passed through a 
year of many and varied experiences. Many 
have moved from our midst and a few loyal 
souls have gone home to glory, but with the 
faithful hearts that remained we have been 
able to keep the regular attendance even 
above normal. Since our last report a man 
and wife were taken into the church at the 
regular services by, confession of faith and 
baptism. All the fall and early winter plans 
were realized and the church made ready for 
our campaign for souls to be led by Brother 
Chas. Ashman. 

We had been yoked up with Ashman for 
throe weeks while in the Portis pastorate and 
it was with eagerness that we waited and 
labored to prepare the field for his coming. 
Brother Ashman came on Christmas day ts 



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begin his labors with us on the following 
morning. The meetings continued until Sun- 
day, January 16. It seemed that Brother Ash- 
man was at his best, and brought the gospel 
message in such a forceful way that most 
every night witnessed the salvation of some 
soul. In all thirty-two made the great con- 
fession. Several rejected the call and allowed 
the meeting to close without having sur- 
rendered. Out of the thirty-two, five came by 
letter, one reeonsecration, twenty have been 
baptized and taken into the church while six 
yet await baptism. 

Much interest was shown in the prophetic 
lectures given in the afternoon. So along with 
this splendid ingathering the church body 
was strengthened and made to feel in a keen- 
er way their responsibility in the community. 
Th© church was united in her loyal support 
of the meeting from start to finish. We all 
unite in wishing Brother Ashman God-speed 
as he goes to take up the great task of soul- 
winning in another field. The church with her 
pastor feels the weight of added responsibi- 
lity and thus ask an interest in your prayers 
that we may remain faithful until He shall 
appear. A. E. WHITTED. 



SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN AT MOKEILL, 

KANS., UNDER THE DIKECTION OF 

THE EVANGELISTIC AND BIBLE 

STUDY LEAGUE 

Morrill, Kansas is a town of 550 inhabit- 
ants. There are four thriving churches here, 
each one supporting a pastor full time. You 
may know from this that the field is well 
gleaned and such it is indeed! If ever the 
gospel has had a chance to usher in the mel- 
lennium it has had here, but the Golden Ago 
has not come because God never intended it 
to come in this way. But the church here has 
been performing her divinely appointed mis- 
sion of ' ' calling out from among the gen- 
tiles a people lor his name." The churches 
co-operate in evangelism in an excellent man- 
ner. There is no evening service in any church 
in town during a campaign, except in the one 
holding the special series. The preachei-s have 
formed a male quartette and being Well 
adapted to the various vocal parts sing to 
gether in an interesting and inspiring way. 
ATTENDANCE 

The attendance was of the very best. In 
spite of almost impassable roads during the 
first week, the audiences were good. Then, 
when the raads improved, the problem was 
at times where to put the people. Thei-e were 
evenings when we turned many away, in spite 
of the fact that we had re-arranged the seat- 
ing so as to accommodate 50 more than at any 
previous time. We need a larger church build- 
ing here. The Sunday school has already out- 
grown its quarters. We hope that in the spring 
the good Brethren will attend to this needy 
matter. 

PEOPHETIC LECTURES 

The prophetic lectures, given in the after- 
noon, drew forth exceptional audiences. At 
times, the church was two thirds full. After 
the first lecture, there were never less than 
50 and at times many, more than that num- 
ber. When you consider that these afternoon 
lectures were more of the nature of a Bible 
class than a popular sermon, this indicates 



much interest in the study of the prophetic 
Word of God. This part of tire campaign was 
counted most instructive. 

UNITY IN THE CHURCH 

We found the best of unity in the church. 
Pastor and people are working together in a 
fashion not always found even in Brethren 
churches. We all pulled together in the spirit 
of harmonious teamwork. If this condition is 
sustained, you will hear of a steady growth 
at Morrill. Keep it up. Brethren! It was this 
that made it possible for the church to be so 
thoroughly prepared for the campaign. 
HOSPITALITY 

Words fail me! They entertained us until 
it became almost a sin! Nothing within the 
limit of possibility was omitted that eould be 
done to make our stay among them most en- 
joyable. Our headquarters were at the home 
of the mayor of the city, who also is one of 
the leading. bankers of the village and treas- 
urer of the church. We shall long remember 
the kindnesses shown us there and elsewher^^. 
These little touches of humanity mean much 
to an evangelist when he is miles away from 
his own fireside. We expect them to be equal- 
ed elsewhere, but question if they can be ex- 
celled! 

GENEROSITY 

The offering for the League was a most 
generous one- Now, do not get the idea that 
the League is getting rich. Remember, there 
are days between meetings when expenses and 
income ceases. Then traveling expenses are 
tremendously high now. Also there are meet- 
ings which do not pay expenses. So there is 
a balancing system going on all the time. 
But the Brethren here did exceedingly well. 
And the best of all is that every penny came 
freely, wholeheartedly, without a bit of re- 
luctaucy or feeling of compulsion. Such giv- 
ing gladdens the heart of the faithful ser- 
vant of the Lord. 

NUMERICAL RESULTS 

The numerical results of the campaign were 
thirty-two confessions. Just one year ago, 
Brother Bell held a most successful meeting 
here with good results. That it was possible 
to secure this number this year speaks well 
for the seed sowing and pastoral work for 
the last year. Without this intervening work 
these could never have been won for Christ. 
As usual theiie were some hardened hearts 
which would not yield. It will ever be so un- 
der the Gospel. There is hardened soil which 
will not receive the seed, it falls upon, but 
not into the soil. But let praise ascend unto 
the Father for the victory secured! 
PLANS 

We are on our way to Johnstown. The 
work at home at Sunnyside is prospering un- 
der the able leadership of Brother Bell. We 
expect to be home about March 10. Pray for 
us, brethren. CHARLES H. ASHMAN. 



Brother Whetstone help and guidance to 
straighten out the old trouble, so now our 
Sunday school, etc., is growing, five new pu- 
pils being enrolled last Sunday. The young 
peoples class (Qui Vivos) are taking a re- 
newed hold of the work here. They are de- 
termined to have a front line organized class 
according to the standa.'d set by the county 
Sunday school association. 

On Sunday, December 19th, the Qui Vives 
took entire charge of the Sunday school, etc. 
Brother Omer E. Sibert, a charter member of 
the class and two other Ashland College stu- 
dents Barnard and Cashman gave us a splen- 
did boost vyith our program foi' the day. Omer 
Sibert preached us a fine sermon in the morn- 
ing and in the evening the church was filled 
with people eager to hear the Christian Endea- 
vor program which the Ashland boys helped 
us with and which included a few Christmas 
features, and was followed by a splendid ser- 
mon p;-eached by Russell Barnard and a Rock 
of Ages Tableaux by the Qui Vive girls. 

Now just a word to the Flora church, if 
you have more young men like Whetstone and 
Barnard, please put them into the ministry, 
for God needs more consecrated men like 
them to spread his gospel. 

On January 24th, Brother Whetstone will 
begin a revival here, with Brother Gumbaugh 
of Tiosa to lead the singing. Pray for us. 
MISS ALTA F. RENSBERGER. 

Walkerton, Ind. 



TEEGAE.DEN, INDIANA 

It is sometime since you have heard from 
the little church at Teegarden, but we are 
still on the map enjoying the splendid ser- 
mons of Brother Silvester Whetstone has been 
giving us for the past year. But during the 
past summer our services were not very well 
attended on account of an old trouble here; 
but thanks to our loving Savior, he has given 



REPORT OF THANKSGIVnsra OFFERING 

Note: All contributions received during 
November and December were considered as 
Thanksgiving offerings, and that accounts for 
the increase in certain totals that may have 
been designated as the Thanksgiving offering 
when it was sent to our office. 

Church contributions received since Janu- 
ary 1st designated as Thanksgiving offerings 
and which reached this office in time, are also 
included in this report, but in such oases the 
November and December individual offerings 
sent direct are not included. Some of the 
smaller offerings listed as church offerings are 
not strictly church but individual, and the 
regular Thanksgiving offering will be reported 
as such when received. Some churches using 
the "budget system" have sent only a portion 
of the amount stipulated for home missions, 
the balance to be sent later. 

Contributors sending their individual offer- 
ings direct to this oft'ice should always give 
the name of the church with which they are 
affiliated so that it can be added to the 
amount contributed by the church in making 
up the yearly report. In figuring the con- 
tribution per member the latest information 
from the National Statistician was used. 

We certainly appreciate the effort made 
by our churches to reach the apportionment 
of $1.00 per member recommended by the 
Board and confirmed by Conference. We 
heartily congratulate the churches that have 
reached the goal. And we trust that those 
churches that have not yet reported may do 
so before June 1st, so as to make it possible 
for them to receive recognition in the Annual 
Report. 

The twenty churches that reached the goal: 
Church Name Membership Amt. 

Lathrop, Cal., 37 $ 61.50 

New Paris, $nd., 45 72.25 

Whittior, Cal., 165 260.45 

Vandergrift, Penna., 37 55.00 

■Washington, D. C, 118 166.02 

Fairview, Washington C. H., O., 63 $ 85.48 

Gretna, Bellefontaine, 84 90.00 

Manteca, Cal., 32 . 43.15 

Whitedale, Terra Alta, W. Va., . 43 55.80 
Allentown, Penna., 69 88.50 



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Eoanoke, Va., . . 108 130.96 

Muncie, lud., 75 35.00 

Martinsburg, Penna., 75 83.05 

Calvary, N. J., 40 43^10 

Bethel, Cassopolis, Mich., 17 18.00 

Compton Ave., Los Angeles, Gal., 153 158.74 

Morrill, Kans., I45 150.OO 

Bryan, Ohio, 200 205.00 

Elkhart, Ind., 205 205.00 

Waynesboro, Penn., 180 180.00 

Churches That Have Not as Yet Reached, the 
Goal: 

Name Membership Amount 
Ohio 

Ankenytown, 95 $ 34.47 

Ashland, 202 173.00 

Buckeye City, 50 24.00 

Camden, . 90 ■ 18.10 

Canton, 160 148.89 

Columbus, 66 50.25 

Dayton 1033 792.00 

Fair Haven, 

West Salem, 70 10.00 

Fostoria, 30 11.00 

Fremont, 153 37.00 

Gratis, 290 25.00 

Louisville, 195 120.71 

Mansfield, 50 39.40 

Miamisburg, 45 10.71 

New Lebanon 233 83.35 

North Georgetown, 50 11.36 

Pleasant Hill, 188 70.00 

Eittman, 58 30.25 

Salem (Clayton), 100 64.65 

West Alexandria, 210 15.00 

Zion Hill, Sterling, 154 105.00 

Michigan 

Name Membership Amoimt 

Campbell, Clarksville, 106 $ 67.31 

New Troy, 29 5.00 

Indiana 

Name Membership Amoimt 

Ardmore, : 51 $ 15.00 

Bethel (Berne), 159 142.60 

Brighton 102 25.00 

Burlington, 120 51.00 

Corinth (12 Mile), 97 41.05 

Center Chapel, 160 9.17 

Clay City, 90 87.35 

College Corner, 92 20.00 

Denver, 80 45.00 

Flora, 271 116.23 

Grace Brethren Ch., Milford, 42.00 

Goshen,, 510 50.00 

Gravelton, 40 5.00 

Huntington, 102 31.00 

Loree, 200 111.66 

Maple Grove, Eaton, 78 13.79 

Mexico, 90 43.29 

North Liberty, 150 96.00 

Nappanee, 440 60.50 

North Manchester, 430 210.14 

New Enterprise, 24.58 

Oakville, 155 100.00 

Peru, 117 5.00 

Roann, 200 152.37 

Sidney, - 40.00 

Warsaw, 350 101.00 

Tiosa, 130 30.00 

IlUokota 

Name Membership Amount 

Astoria, HI., 3.00 

Carleton (Garwin), Iowa, ... 195 46.82 

Cerro Gordo, HI., 135 5.00 

Dallas Center, liwa, 142 100.00 

Hudson, Iowa, 105 53.55 

Lanark, 111., 312 145.00 

Leon, Iowa, 118 52.34 

Milledgeville, 111., 196 150.00 

Mt. Etna, Iowa, 25.75 

Pleasant Grove, Iowa, 75 17.00 

Udell, Iowa, 75 16.00 

AVaterloo, Iowa, 404 150.00 

Pennsylvania 

Name Membership Amount 

Altoona, 140 $ 63.25 

Aleppo, 100 1.00 

Berlin 225 160.15 

■ Bethlehem, 5.00 

Conemaugh, 200 15.00 

Highland (Marianna), 16.25 

Johnstown, 1st Br., 542 183.31 

Johnstown, 3rd Bethlehem . . 140 13.50 

Jones Mills, 56 9.00 



Listie, 75 30.00 

Mt. Pleasant, 45 12.50 

New Enterprise, 60 34.55 

Pittsburgh, 179 100.00 

Summit Mills, 120 70.00 

Uniontown, 142 138.00 

Yellow Creek, 39 12.00 

New Jersey 

Name Membership Amount 

Sergeantsville, 62 $ 22.00 

Virginia 

Name Membership Amount 

Bethlehem, $ 55.00 

Buena Vista, 97 5.00 

Liberty, 53 15.00 

Maurertown (Shiloh), 160 76.00 

Mt. View, 61 15.00 

Trinity, 107 13.11 

St. Luke, 102 11.05 

Washington 

Name Membership Amount 

Sunnyside, 350 $171.10 

Eannemorado 

Name Membership Amount 

Bethany, Hamlin, Kan., 101 $ 57.64 

McLouth, Kan., 25 22.72 

Portis, Kan., 200 5.00 

Nebraska 

Name Membership Amount 

Beaver City, 125 $108.00 

Carleton, 247 60.36 

Falls City, 300 10.00 

California 

Long Beach, 435 $215.00 

Lordsburg (LaVerne), 140 75.00 

Los Angeles, 1st Br., 158 147.70 

Turlock, 134 120.80 

Maryland 

Name Membership Amount 

Hagerstown, 1st Br., 450 $165.32 

Pleasant Valley, 63 5.90 

West Virginia 

Name Membership Amount 

Oak Hill, 140 $ 15.35 

EVAN .. Plank 2 

Prosperity, 92 15.00 

Kentucky 

Name Membership Amount 

Krypton, $25.00 

Lost Creek, 49.62 

Tennessee 

Name Membership Amount 
Vernon Chapel Telford 

(Limestone), 61 $33.15 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 23 $ 10.00 

REPORT OF RECEIPTS FOE HOME MIS- 
SIONS NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 
November General Fund: 

* Kepresents Home Guard. 

Interest for October •. $ 3.19 

*Elder F. E. Button, Eamona, Kjm.. 1.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Isaiah Myers, Fostoria, O 8.00 

*D. A. C. Teeter, Cerro Gordo, 111. . . 5.00 

Clara J. Niebel, Miamisburg, 2.00 

G. B. Irvin, No. Liberty, Ind 1.00 

*M. M. Brubaker, Troy, Ohio 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. B. L. Gordon, Frankfort 

Indiana, 5.00 

*Martin Shively, Ashhiud, 5.00 

*Mr3. H. L. Fisher, Waynesboro, Pa. 10.00 

*J. S. C. Spickerman, Marysvillc, Mo. 5.09 
*H. C. Hostetler & Family, Oakland, 

Maryland 5.00 

Mrs. W. H. Yagel, Kunkle, 1.00 

*Mrs. & I. M. Murray, West Salem, 

Ohio 10.00 

*H. C. Funderberg, New Carlisle, O 10.00 

Mrs. Nanie E. Brower, Dayton, O. . . 1.00 

I. E. Beeghly, Trotwood, 2.00 

Jane Dreilbelbis, No. Liberty, Ind. . . 1.00 

*Ira Fudge, Gratis, Ohio 5.00 

*H. B. Lehman & Wife, Glendale, 

Arizona, 110.00 

*Laura E. N. Hedriok, Hftllandale, 

F]a 10.00 

»6eo.'w. Hedrick, Hallaudale, Fla. 10.00 

Arda L. Hedrick, Hallaudale, Fla. .. 10.00 

*Jr. C. E. Society, Nappanee, Ind. . . 5.00 

*William Kaylor, Bellefontaine, O. . . 5.00 
*Etta Studebaker, Mulberry Grove, 

HI 5.00 



Dayton Bre. Ch. & S. 8 183.15 

'Ira A. Beeghly, Dayton, 5.00 

*Ge. F. Kem, Dayton, 5.00 

'Roy H. Kinsey, Dayton, 5.00 

*Mrs. Eoy H. Kinsey, Dayton, O. . . 5.00 

*C. W. Abbott & Family Dayton, O . . 5.00 

*M. W. Eidenour & Fam., Dayton, O. 5.00 

*Maude Stover, Dayton, O. ". 10.00 

*A D. Grubbs & Wife Diiyton, O. . . 25.00 

*Wesley Baker & Son, Dayton, O. . . 10.00 

*Boethiau S. S. Class, Dayton, O. . . 5.00 

*Eev. W. C. Teeter, Davton, 5.00 

*L. T. Burkett, Dayton," 5.00 

*Dollie L. Burkett, Dayton, 5.00 

*Arthur Lynn, Dayton, 5.00 

*Orion E. Bowman, Dayton, 10.00 

*Della M. Bowman, D;iyton, 10.00 

*Bryon B. Bowman, Dayton, 5.00 

*William A. Gearhart, Dayton, O. . . 5.00 

*Emma V. Gearnart, Dayton, 5.00 

*Dorotha M. Gearhart, Dayton, O. . . 5.00 

*Opal E. Gearhart, Dayton, 5.00 

*Ruth Naomi Gc-irhart, Dayton O. . . 5.00 

*Golden Rule Class, Dayton, 5.00. 

*GraC6 L. Buck, Dayton, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mis. R. W. Harn, Dayton, O. 5.00 

*F. E. Baker & Family, Dayton, O. . . 5.00 
*0 W. Whitehea,d & Family, Dayton 

Ohio, 5.00 

*M. J. Beeghly, Dayton, 5.00 

*Earl Phillips, Dayton, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. N. A. Teeter, Dayton, 

Ohio, ; 5.00 

*Miriam Keplinger, Dayton, 5.00 

"Catherine Teeter, Dayton, 5.00 

*Russell V. Fox, Dayton, 5.00 

"Earl & Euth Huette, Dayton, 5.00 

*Jesse Garver, Dayton, 5.00 

'Blanche E. Hambnrger, Dayton, . . . 5.00 

*Maire Marks, Dayton, ' 5.00 

'George Marks, Dayton, 5.00 

'Bonnie E. Ashton, Dayton, 5.00 

'Lewis Forsythc & Family, Dayton, 5.00 

'Daniel L. Minderman, Dayton, .... ' 5.00 

'Bertha M. Guthrie, Dayton, 5.00 

'John H. Guthrie, Dayton, 5.00 

'Lydia A. Cobb, Dayton, 5.00 

*Dr. E. M. Cobb, Dayton, 5.00 

'B. F. Detrick, Dayton, 5.00 

'Alice Stanye, Dayton, 5.00 

*Arthur St.anye, Dayton, 5.00 

'Home Builders' Bible Class, Dayton 40.00 

*E. P. Mussolman, Dayton, 5.00 

'Charles Steinbarger & Family, Day- 
ton, '. 5.00 

'Perry Bowniiin. Dayton, 5.00 

Mrs. Mary L. Hall, Dayton, 1.00 

Mish Belle Hall, Dayton, 1.00 

Mrs, Louisa Eoof, Da.yton, 3.00 

'Elwood A. Eowseyj Columbus, 

Ohio, 5.00 

'Mrs. Ana Bryant, Philadelphia, 

Pa 5.00 

'Miss Elizabeth Gnagy, Oak Park, 

ni 5.00 

Alice Leedy, Fostoria, Ohio 1.00 

Mrs. D. P. Gibson, Fostoria, 1.00 

S. O. Berkeybile, Mifflin, Pa 3.00 

Miss Clara Berkeybile, Mifflin, Pa. 2.00 

*Elza Smith, Philadelphia, Pa 5.00 

'Cyrus Snyder, Glover Gap, W. Va. 5.00 

*Mrs. Daisy Kline, Dayton, 5.00 

'Alexander Oliver, Dayton, 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. James Crockett, Mc- 

Clure, Ohio 2.00 

Mrs. Maggie White, Lyndon, Ohio, . . 1.00 
'Mrs. E. C. Mercer, Partridge, 

Kans 5.00 

*J. A. Hostetler, Miami, Fla 5.00 

'Mr. & Mrs. Chas Eush, Beaver ■ 

Crossing, Nebr 5.00 

*J. D. Gilbert, Eaton, Oliio, 5.00 

Ana A. Eubble, Blackwell, Okla 1.00 

Mrs. Edwin E. Hackett, Hampton, 

N. J 4.00 

Vianna E. Hackett, Hampton, N. J. 5.00 
'Myrtle Snyder, Conemaugh, Pa. . . 5.00 
'Grover Snyder, Conemaugh, Pa. . . 5.00 
*D. J. Hetrick, New Bethlehem, Pa. 5.00 
*J. M. Bowman, Harrisonburg, Va. 5.00 
'Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Grubb, Johns- 
town, Ohio, 5.00 



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*Lucy Metz, Sibley, Iowa, 5.00 

Mrs. Asa Hall, Garwin, Iowa, 4.00 

Millie Slanker, Trotwood, 2.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. J. Board, Windy, 

W. Va. 10.00 

*Anna E. Grubb, Sacramento, Gal. 5.00 

St. Luke Br. Oh., Woodstock, Va. . . 11.05 
Mr. ^nd Mrs. Eugene Ormsby, Van 

Buren, Ind 2.00 

Byron Murr, Dayton, Ohio, 2.00 

*Scott Eieliael, Grove City, Pa 50.00 

Mr. & Mrs. W. O. Einglei-, 

Meyersdale, Pa 2.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Harry D. Eingler, 

Meyersdale, Pa 5.00 

Br. Oh., Bryan, Ohio 140.00 

*Rev. G. L. Mans & AVil'e, Bryan, O. ' 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. M. D. Kerr, Bryan, O 10.00 

*C. F. Brown, Bryan, Ohio, 10.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Keiser, Bryan, 

Ohio, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Erlston, Bryan, 

Ohio, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kerr, Bryan, O 20.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Newcomer, 

Bryan, Ohio, 5.00 

Mrs. Mary N. Huyett, Zanesville, 

Ohio, .' 1.00 

1st Br. Gh. & S. S., New Enter- 
prise, Pa 34.55 

Mrs. L. Murr, Dayton, Ohio, 1.00 

Mrs. E. E. Spencer, Sterling, 111 1.00 

F. E. Button, Eamona, Kan 1.00 

Mrs. Mary E. Wenger, Dayton, 

Ohio, 1.00 

*Mrs. H. K. Eeplogle, Soaring 

Springs, Pa 5.00 

*Flora B. Fogarty, Dayton, 5.00 

•Men 's Bible Class, Dayton, 5.'J0 

*Glenn & Nora Murr, Dayton, 5.00 

*J. C. McGuire, Dayton, 5.00 

*Altrnists Bible Class, Dayton, O. . . 5.00 
Mr.,& Mrs. L. B. Edwards, Fair- 
view, Okla 2.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. G. L. Brumbaugh, Hill 

Citj', Kans., 5.00 

*H. E. & Lizzie Wolf, Stockton, Gal. 5.00 
*Anna F. Miller, MeCanley, W. 

Va 7.50 

*W. W. Heltman, Modesto, Cal 5.00 

*01ga E. Heltman, Modesto, Cal. . . 5.00 

*Loyd E. Heltman, Modesto, Cal 1.00 

*Martin Johnson, Wassena, Iowa, . . 15.00 

B. H. Baxter, Mexico, Pa 1.00 

*Mary A. Snyder, Lovington, N. 

Mex 10.00 

*D. Harader, Crescent, Okla 10.00 

Alan S. Pearce, Los Angeles, Cal. . . 5.00 

Br. Ch., McLouth, ICan 12.72 

W. M. S., McLouth, Kan 10.00 

Br. Ch., Dayton Ohio, 1.50 

Br. Ch., AVhite Dale, TerTa Alta, 

W. Va 55.80 

December General Fund: 

Mrs. E. Arnold, Parsons, Kan 1.00 

E. W., Appollo, Pa 3.00 

*Mrs. Barbara Musser, Nappanee, 

Ind 5.00 

*Alpha Girls Class, Conemaugh, 

Pa 5.00 

♦Nellie B. Mosely, Waterloo, la 10.00 

Mrs. Annie Hulse, Flagler, Colo 1.00 

1st Br. Ch., Muncie, Ind 75.00 

*N. D. "Wright, Eacket, W. Va 5.00 

*Aaron Showalter, Adrian, Mo 10.00 

Br. Ch., Mt. Etna, Iowa, 15.75 

*Jacob Thomas & WSfe, Mt Etna, 

Iowa, 10.00 

Carlton Br. Ch., Garwin, la 27.82 

*Mr. & Mrs. F. Ankrum, Mt. Etna, 

Iowa, 5.00 

*Mrs. Zella Hall, Mt. Etna, Iowa . . 5.00 

*Mieah Hall, Mt. Etna, Iowa 5.00 

S. S. Buena Vista, Va 5.C0 

*Mrs. Edith Dodd, Moravia, la 5.00 

Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Grise, Damas- 
cus, Ohio, 2.00 

Br. Ch., No. Manchester, Ind 125.14 

^Dr. C. A. Bame, No. Manchester, 

Ind 5.00 

*Mrs. C. A. Bame, No. Manchester, 

Ind 5.00 



*Donald Bame, N. Manschester, .... 5.C0 

*Dorcas Bame, N. Manchester, 5.00 

*Homer Baker, N. Manchester, .... 5.00 

*J. J. Wolfe, No. Manchester, 10.00 

*W. D. Humke, No. Manchester .. 10.00 

*Mrs. Noah Bundy, N. Manchester, . . 5.00 

*Miss Opal Wright, N. Manchester, 8.00 
*Miss Ada Ebbinghouse, N Man 

Chester, 10.00 

*Irvin O. Horner, Howe, Ind 5.00 

Br. Gh., Elkhart, Ind 185.00 

*Mrs. Walter Maxon, Elkhart, Ind. 5.00 

*Walter Maxon, Elkhart, Ind 5.00 

*Mrs. D. H. Fuller, Goshen, Ind 10.00 

*Geo. Z. Eeplogle, Woodbury, Pa. . . 5.00 

*Mr. Chas. Smith, Eaton, 5.00 

*Mrs. Chas. Smith, Eaton, 5.00 

*B. H. Showalter, Palestine, W. Va. 15.00 

Gravelton S. S., Nappanee, Ind. . . . 15.50 

Br. Ch., New Paris, Ind 71.25 

Br. Cr., Dallas Center, la 60.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Smith, Min- 

Burn, Iowa, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mr.s. J. E. Eno, Dallas Cen 

ter, Iowa, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Eobinson, Dallas 

Center, Iowa 5.00 

'"Mr. 6c Mrs. Conrad Grief, Dallas, 

Center Iowa, 5.0 ) 

*Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Tibbals, Des 

Moines, Iowa, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Eoyer, Dallas 

Center, Iowa, 15.00 

Bi'. Ch., Clay City, Ind 25.85 

*C. C. Eoush, Clay City, Ind 5.00 

■'■Mr. & Mrs. D. V. Oberholtzer, 

Clay City, Ind 5.00 

*Mrs. Moliie Andrew, Clay City, 

Ind 5.00 

*Miss Edith Andrew, Caly City, Ind 5.00 

*C. C. Long, Clay City, Ind 6.00 

*0. H. Long, Coal City, Ind 5.00 

*Peace Maker's S.S. Class, Clay 

City, Ind 5.00 

*M. S. Burger, Clay iCty, Ind 5.00 

*M. S. Bu.-ger, Clay City, Ind 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Meganhardt, 

Clay City, Ind 5.00 

*Dr. & Mrs. L. C. Eeutschler, Clay 

City, Ind 5.00 

Br. Ch., Pleasant Hill, Ohio, 65.00 

*S. A. Lowman, Pleasant Hill, O. . . 5.00 

Br. Ch., Columbus, 40.25 

*James Kinnison, Columbus, 5.00 

*C. H. Coleman, Columbus, 5.00 

Br. Ch., Krypton, Ky 25.00 

Mrs. Nora Blessing, Nappanee, Ind 1.00 

*W. G. Teeter, Tippecanoe, 5.00 

Br. Ch., Beaver City, Nebr 108.50 

*Mrs. D. A. Eoyer, Aurealia, la. ... 5.00 
■^Samuel Gingrich, McAUisterville, 

Pa 5.00 

*Mrs. S. Gingrich, McAUisterville, 

Pa ^ 5.00 

J. W. Beer, Nickerson, Kan 1.00 

Br. Ch. Carleton, Nebr 60.36 

Br. Ch., Listie, Pa 23.00 

*Miss Mae Smith, Milford, Ind 5.00 

Trinity Br. Ch., Seven Falls, Va 13.11 

Br Ch., Turlock, Cal 24.00 

"Richard Harding, Turlock, Cal 25.00 

*G. W. Powell, Turlock, Cal 5.00 

*Mr3. Belle Osborn, Turlock, Cal. . . 5.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. S. A. Whipkey, Tur- 
lock, Gal 5.00 

*Mrs. Effie Gibson, Turlock, Cal. .. 5.00 
*Mrs. S. Louotta M'^ilson, San Jose, 

Cal 5.00 

*Mr. & Mi-s. Lester Mansfield, 

Yoman, Wash , 5.00 

*Dr. W. Lester Wilson, Turlock, 

Calif 5.00 

*J. L. Gillin, Madison, Wis. 5.00 

*Curlis Cruea, Muncie, Ind 5.00 

*Sarah E. Cruea, Muncie, Ind 5.00 

Br. Ch. Louisville, Ohio, 68.71 

♦Elementary Dopt, S. S. Louisville, 

Ohio, 5.00 

*Eev. & Mrs. E. M. Eiddle, Louis- 
ville, Ohio, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Louis P. Clapper, 

(To be continued next week) 



Business Manager's Corner 



CONTEEENCE REPOETS 

The presswork on the Conference Minutes 
and a part of the binding was completed last 
■week, and a goodly number of them were 
mailed to our pastors. We hope to have the 
remainder in the mails in a couple of days, 
and then all that remains to be done is for 
the pastors to place them in the hands of 
their members and collect twenty-five cents 
each. Don't say, "It can't be done," for I 
happen to know better. 1 have done it my- 
self many a time, and I would not ask the 
pastors to do what I am not willing to do. 
So yesterday morning I took a supply with 
me to the Gretna church, and after the morn- 
ing service sold one to every Brethren fam- 
ily in the congregation, and then made a call 
on a family that was not in the service and 
sold another and left three more copies with 
them to deliver to three other families that 
were not in the service. So you see it can 
be done. The only question is. Will you do 
it? 

Paper Pund 

Since our report of last week we have re- 
ceived the following offerings for the paper 
fund: Nappanee Brethren church, $38.00; Mrs. 
Eliza Smith, $10.00; Altoona Brethren church, 
$6.00, and there are still other churches that 
have promised us an offering in the near fu- 
ture. For all these gifts we are duly thank- 
ful, and we only hope the remainder of the 
churches will do what they can as soon as 
possible as we still have $1,000.00 to pay on 
the old paper bill, and have another car load 
coming in four weeks that must also be paid 
for in a few months. So you see we still 
have a heavy task before us. 

Evangelist Honor Kali 

Four more churches have renewed their 
subscription lists to The Brethren Evangelist 
and again are entitled to honorable mention. 
These churches are: Third Brethren, Johns- 
tow, Pa., third year, L. G. Wood pastor; North 
Liberty, Indiana, third year, A. T. Wirick, 
pastor and First Brethren, Los Angeles, Cal., 
fourth year, N. W. Jennings, pastoi-. 

In sending in the revised list from Los An- 
geles Brother A. P. Eeed writes, "This is the 
fourth year we have tried this plan and it 
has worked so well that I do not think we 
will ever return to the old methods," This 
is a testimonial that it is worth going far to 
get, even as far as the Pacific Coast. Yet 
there are a few churches that are too timid to 
adopt the plan or even to give it a tryout. 
Come on, Brethren. Why not make the plan 
unanimous? There easily could be added an- 
other thousand subscriptions to the paper, if 
the remaining churches would adopt the bud- 
get system and get the Evangelist into all 
the Brethren homes of the congregations. 
E. E. TEETEE, 
Business Manager. 

P. S. If there are any pastors that we have 
failed to reach in sending out the supply of 
Conference Minutes and Brethren Annual, 
just let us know and we ■will gladly supply 
them at once. 



Volume XLIII 
Number 5 



February 2 
1921 




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his own, and especiallp 
for those of his own house, he 
hath denied the faith, and is 
worse than an infidel. 1 Tim. 
5:8. 



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church toward its Pioneer Min- 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



What Is Truth ? — I.ouis S. Bauman, 

Editorial Eeview, 

Groom the ' ' War Horses ' ' — Charles A. Bame, 

A Debt We Cannot Pay — H. E. Eoscoe, 

A New Year Message — N. W. Jennings, 

New Year Eesolutions — ^W. I. Duker, 

Agape (I) — E. E. Eoberts, 

Personal Eesponsibility (Sermon) — Freeman Ankrum, 
Leaven and the Lump — W. W. Wertman, 



2 The Women at Philadelphia, lo 

3 Adult Women 's Class, lo 

4 Fortieth Anniversary — W. P. Gates, 10 

5 Christian Endeavor Possibilities,, n 

6 February 6th — J. A. Garber, n 

6 Christian Endeavor Possibilities — Earl Huette, 11 

7 Tag Day in Chinese Cities for Famine Victims, 12 

8 News from the Field, 12-16 

9 In the Shadow, 16 



EDITORIAL 



"WHAT IS TRUTH?" 



The Lord of glory faces the Eoman governor, Pontius Pilate. 
Pilate asks, "Art Thou a king?" The Lord replies, "To this end 
was I born that I might bear witness to the truth!" Pilate's answer 
was doubtless a sneer: "What IS truth?" Every religious nostrum 
under the sun was being offered for sale in the streets of Eome. All 
claimed to be of God — the Truth! Pilate had heard men claim to be 
vendors of the truth before, and was disgusted with it all, perchance! 

A similar condition exists today.- Every religious nostrum under 
heaven is being offered for sale in the cities of our nation today. All 
claim to be truth. Our heads fairly whirl in the maze of ' ' isms. ' ' 
Many disgustingly cry, "What is truth?" And if any man should 
be so bold as to offer a reply, he is at once declared to be a suprem:;- 
egotist. It appears that no one is supposed to really know anything 
these days. To be learned — is to doubt. To be ignorant — is to know. 
So thinks the world. 

Is there no sure criterion for the truth? Is absolute truth in the 
spiritual realm impossible of discovery? After these centuries past, js 
the pathway into the eternal still a matter of doubt? 

Many there are who hold that they possess this precious jewel, 
Truth, but their tests thereof are clearly false. The brain is not tho 
sure test, mighty as it may be. History furnishes abundant proof 
that the wisest of the wise have time and again believed a lie. ' ' The 
world by wisdom knew not God!" The eye is not the test of truth, 
for it may be diseased, and a diseased eye sometimes sees double. 
"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes!" The conscience is not 
the test of truth, for the conscience is the creature of education, and 
education may be wrong. "Verily, I thought I ought to do many 
things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth!" Wrongly edu- 
cated, that's all! Verily, "There is a way that seemeth right unto a 
man, but the end thereof is death!" Therefore, neither the brain, 
nor the eye, nor the heart (the conscience) of man are the final ar- 
biters of truth. And, if not, is there any? Yes! 

Truth is what IS so! Truth is fact! Truth is reality! Truth is 
ACCUEACY OF ADJUSTAIENT! The true thing in either the phys- 
ical, moral, or spiritual realm, is that thing which accurately adjusts 
so that there results no friction, no disaster, no misery, no sorrow. 
Let us illustrate. At a switch there is accuracy of adjustment. The 
thundering train moves swiftly and smoothly on. No friction, no dis- 
aster, no misery, no sorrow. Suppose there is inaccuracy of adjust- 
ment at that switch. Eesult,- — friction, wreckage, misery, sorrow! 
Again, there is a terrible wreck at a curve. What was the cause? 



Investigation reveals the fact that the speed of the train was inac- 
curately adjusted to the sharpness of the curve! There is a wreck in 
business. Cause, — inaccuracy of adjustment somewhere. There is a 
wreck of a life. Cause, — some square man tried to fit himself into a 
round hole, — inaccuracy of adjustment. There is a wreck in health. 
Cause, — inaccuracy of adjustment in food, air, exercise, — inaccurate 
adjustment somewhere! There is a wreck in the great economic 
world, — the earth yields a-plenty, but some starve and others gorge. 
Somewhere matters are inaccurately adjusted. There is a wreck in 
the spiritual world, — a soul lies on the eternal shores in utter wreck- 
age. Catise, — that soul was not adjusted to the Eternal. "Be ye 
reconciled to God," is only another way of saying, "Be adjusted to 
God." 

It follows, then, that accuracy of adjustment makes a thing right, 
— that is, of the truth. And, the simplest child, knowing absolutely 
nothing about the inner mysteries of a watch, may know absolutely 
whether that watch is accurately adjusted. What is the test? It 
keeps absolutely correct time! I may know nothing whatever of the 
mechanism of the carburetor under the hood of my auto. But when 
it is not working truly, I know something needs adjustment. I go 
into the garage, and have it adjusted. The auto goes out on the road 
and "runs like a top." I may not understand the mystery within, 
but I know the work was right, — that is, true. That is, it was accur- 
ately adjusted. How do I know? "By their fruits ye shall know 
them!" Ah! There is the infallible test of everything that is true — 
its fruit! This cannot fail: "Even so, every' good tree bringeth forth 
good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree 
cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth 
good fruit. . . . Wherefore BY THEIE FEUITS YE SHALL KNOW 
THEM!" If the fruit is pain, misery, sorrow, disease, death, the tree 
is not of the truth. If the fruit is love, peace, joy, healing, life, the 
tree is of the truth. 

For instance, a Mormon wife, speaking of polygamy, said to a 
missionary: "Oh, it is hard, very hard. But no matter, we must 
bear it. It is a correct principle, and there is no salvation without 
it!" O no! Mormonism is not true. It is a lie. If it were true, it 
would never, never break one single heart. Truth, accuracy of ad- 
justment, does not break hearts. There you have it. Go apply the 
test to every doctrine under the sun. That which most abundantly 
produces the fruits of the Spirit, peace, joy, gladness, purity, faith, 
hope, love, — that is the truest thing. 

There are four types of spiritual life: the BATIONALISTIC; the 



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ECCLESIASTIC; the MYSTIC; and, the EVANGELIC. Which is 
of truth? Apply the test. 

The BATIONALISTIC is the type in which all truth and doctrine 
is submitted to REASON as the supreme arbiter. Think of the dark- 
ened and unhappy lives it has left in its wake. See the great ration- 
alist, Sir Francis Newport on his deathbed crying out in his latest 
breath, — ' ' With a groan, ' ' said a spectator, ' ' dreadful and horrid and 
if it had been more than human: 'O! the insufferable pangs of hell 
and damnation!" Such instances with rationalists can be multiplied. 
Never, never did a faithful Christian go forth to meet his God with 
a cry like that! Rationalism fails to adjust things between a man and 
his Maker, or he wouldn't die like that! Therefore rationalism is not 
of the truth, — it is a lie. Consider, (if you know history), the nations 
that have turned over to rationalism, and worshipped the god of 
Ileason;"and, recall the misery, darkness, and woe that ever followed. 
By its fruits, judge ye whether this type of spiritual life is of truth. 

The ECCLESIASTIC is the type of spiritual life in which the 
"CHUECH" is the supreme arbiter. "When the Pope speaks on 
doctrine, he can speak only the truth," they say. Is that true? Go 
where Eomanism reigns supreme. Study your histories. Search its 
fruits. Judge ye! Test by the same method all other ecclesiastic 
types, — Mohammedanism, Buddhism, and all who hold the fiats of the 
priestcraft to be truth! 

The MYSTIC is the type in which all truth and doctrine is de- 
termined by "THE INNER LIGHT" as the supreme arbiter. Now, 
you have Hinduism, Theosophy, ' ' New Thought, " " Christian Sci- 
ence, " "Spiritualism", and what-not. Don't start spinning off your 
philosophy, — don't begin to analyze and weigh, — so much of this and 
so much of that! Truth defies analysis. The chemistry of substances 
may be very misleading. Poisons and harmless substances may be 
composed of similar elements and even in similar proportions. Every 
chemist knows that. Eat, and see what results. A philosophical 
comparison of Confucianism and Christianity, or, of evangelical 
Christianity and "Christian Science," amounts to little. Behold, the 
fruits! What are they? When "Christian Science," falsely so-called, 
once really succeeds in getting itself put into practice, — when the 
mother sees her child fall into a tub of boiling water, and laughs at 
the "mortal thoughts" of her writhing babe, knowing (?) quite that 
"there is no sensation in matter," — when this damnable heresy suc- 
ceeds in cutting all pity from the human breast,- — perhaps then we 
shall realize, if not now, that this mysticism that makes the "inner 
light" the supreme arbiter of truth, is the Devil's profoundest lie! 
And so, also, all its co-related "isms." 

The EVANGELIC type of spiritual life is that in which the soul 
bows to the inspired WORD OF GOD, — the revelation known as 
"The Scriptures," — as the supreme arbiter of truth. "What is 
truth?" Let the matchless Son of God make answer: "THY WORD 
IS TRUTH!" (John 17:17). "What is truth?" That is truth which 
actually and accurately adjusts man to man, and man to God, so that 
jin and sorrow and suffering and hate and fear and despair and death 
are driven into oblivion! Now, then, when the soul of a man bows 
in absolute obedience to The Book as the rule of faith and practice, 
you invariably have that result! We challenge successful contradic- 
tion of that statement. No life ever went upon jagged rocks when 
faithfully using the Bible as a compass. You may scoff at its mir- 
acles, you may deny its history, you may question the purity of some 
of its passages, you may ridicule its prophecies, you may challenge the 
infallible justice of the very God it reveals ; but, apply the test to its 
truthfulness: Where is one single heart that it ever broke, one single 
life that it ever destroyed, one single cheek that it ever furrowed, 
one single pain that it ever inflicted? And while you are seeking, 
take heed lest you accuse the Christian faith of the crimes done, and 
.sorrows and pains inflicted, not by it, but by misrepresentation of it, 
or by its very adversaries. Beware of the Devil's trick of attempting 
to tie to the tree of the pure Christian faith as revealed in the Scrip- 
tures, that which never grew upon its branches! The wonderful trans- 
formations of the individual, ancS through the individual, of the masses 
of society throughout the world, under the power of evangelic teach- 
ing and preaching, — the preaching of Jesus Christ and him crucified, 
— proves it true. And, had not there been in Germany and elsewhere 
a real departure from the evangelic type of Christianity, — a substitu- 
tion therefor of rationalism, "Higher Criticism," and a bloodless 
"social Gospel," — the recent world agony and the terrible results 
that have followed, would never have been known in this hour. 

LOUIS S. BAUMAN. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



No one will forget it, and. we hope no one will neglect it. Sun- 
day, February 13, is the time to take an offering for the Supetans- 
nuated Ministers. 

Brother A. L. Lynn informs us that his Zion Hill parishioners 
presented him with a splendid purse recently, for which he is deeply 
grateful. He also says that in spite of the bad roads these people 
are displaying commendable loyalty by attendance upon and interest 
in the regular services. 

From New Enterprise, Indiana, comes a letter from Sister Edith 
Kercher, reporting a revival meeting conducted by their pastor. Broth- 
er W. F. Johnson. At this meeting a number of souls were born into 
the kingdom. Brother Johnson has only recently taken charge of this 
church, but they are rallying under his leadership in a splendid way. 

A great evangelistic campaign was brought to a close recently in 
the Dayton church where Dr. Bame was the evangelist and Brother 
Arthur Lynn was song leader. Dr. Cobb makes the report in this issue 
and it is evident that the fine co-operation of the laity was no small 
factor in the success attained. Sister Aboud was also an active mem- 
ber of the evangelistic party. 

We doubt if the "raiding" of Brother L. G. Wood's home by 
his parishioners as reported by the Johnstown Tribune will result in 
any prosecutions inasmuch as the results were so agreeable to those 
"raided" as well as the "raiders." We dare say that this expres- 
sion of Christian affection made the hearts of the pastor and his 
wife beat still warmer towards their people. 

Brother E. A. Myer, one of the loyal laymen of the Flora, Indiana, 
church writes concerning the recent evangelistic campaign and the 
condition of the various departments of the work at that place: 
Though Sister Thomas recently reported the meeting, we give place to 
this report because it contains something that the former letter did 
not. 

Brother W. E. Deeter, pastor of the Oakville, Indiana, church, 
reports a successful evangelistic meeting recently conducted in his 
church with Brother A. L. Lynn as evangelist. The Oakville church 
is going forward under the faithful leadership of Brother Deeter and 
is about to demonstrate its faith by launching a program for the en- 
largement of their building. 

Brother L. A. Myers, in his unassuming way, reports the work 
of his two churches at College Corner and Sydney, Indiana, and 
among other things his characteristic perseverance in training work- 
ers is bearing fruit. He was recently ably assisted in a revival 
meeting at College Corner by Brother W. T. Lytle, and at Sydney 
Brother Bame served as evangelist. At the latter place a number 
of souls were added to the kingdom, but at the former the harvest 
seemed not so ready to gather. 

We believe we notice a tendency on the part of both pastors and 
churches to encourage the long pastorate. This, we believe, augurs 
good for the future of the church. Conspicuous among those who have 
served long pastorates is Brother T. H. Broad, who writes thus from 
La Verne, California, "This year begins the eleventh year of minis- 
try with the La Verne church, and we are laying plans for a larger 
building, as we are crowded out even at regular services." Such 
plans after so many years of working together speak much as to the 
leadership of the pastor and the loyalty of the people. 

We hope every one will read Brother Dyoll Belote's letter re- 
garding the Winona Tabernacle Fund, and if any have passed this 
matter over lightly, we hope they will suffer a change of heart. Doubt- 
less most of our pastors whose churches have not yet responded to 
this cause are really intending to urge this matter upon their people, 
but they have been hindered for one reason or another. Those who 
have had this matter in charge have realized the difficulty in which 
some pastors have found themselves and have exercised much pa- 
tience. BUT — there comes a time when obligations must be met even 
at the cost of sacrifice, and we are inclined to think that time has 
come in this matter. We happen to have the pleasant duty of look- 
ing after this matter in Ohio and we understand there are a number 
of churches that have not as yet paid their apportionment of 16 cents 
per member. 



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To Honor the Men Who Honored 



THE BRETHREN BICENTENARY MOVEMENT PAGE 

1723 --.... 1923 
Dr. Charles A. Bame, Editor 



Groom the "War - Horses" 



Closing a recent evangelistic campaign all worn out, 
one of God 's good children said to me, ' ' We do not take as 
good care of our evangelists as jockeys do of their racers." 
That remark started a new train of thought. I have never 
seen many races but I have seen enough to know a bit of the 
care a racer gets right after the race. Tliey are taken 
swiftly to the barn and rubbed and groomed and bathed 
and fed .so exactly and watched so closely le.st they lost their 
lives and the owner be out of some cash. The illustration is 
crude, I know, but let it shock you as it does me to have the 
comparison made. We do pension our old and crippled sol- 
diers and give them a right to some soldiers' home besides, 
and I have known of old horses being kept on the farm and 
fed along after they were of use because they were once 
so valuable. With all that to the credit of mortal man, one 
would think that no appeal Avould need to be made for a 
preacher who had helped to make a chei'ished home for us 
in a spiritual way. But alas! Here I am filling this page 
the second time trying to awake some 25,000 Brethren 
church members to the fact that we ought to be providing 
for the "war horses" of the primitive days of the making 
of the Brethren church. 12 cents per member is the colossal 
amount the Director of Benevolences asks for the most 
pathetic appeal of all that comes to us in the whole year! 
Not that I feel it is necessary to scold or fuss for this fund. 
I know what Brethren do ; when they see a need, they meet 
it. If all the leaders of churches will do their duty, this 
$3,000 will come very easily. AVe are not hard-hearted. 
Neither will we allow that we are easy. We will meet any 
heaven-born obligation as well as any people on earth and 
this is that. I only Avish that each member of the Brethren 
church might spend a day or so with a fully surrendered 
child of God. They are rare souls, I dare say, but they do 
exist and their lives are a wonderful benediction and inspir- 
ation. Eecently, two of these rare people spent a few hours 
in our home. They seemed to make no boast of their sur- 
render, or the good would have been lost, of course. But 
every one of the house felt, when they had gone that the 
mad rush that most people make for money and pleasure 
was a tawdry quest. I could tell -what a good influence had 
been made on my two children and even wished right then, 
that they might never get the "money fever" that seems to 
be a part of the very life of most of us Americans. 

God Supplies 

"My God shall supply every need of yours," is the good 
promise of the good Book, and it holds every time it is really 
claimed. That must have been a motto of most of the old 
preachers who now have the experience of waituig on the 
Lord 's stewards for that supply. They gave you the church ; 
if you had irceded to make it, you would not now be a mem- 
ber of the church you are. They rode horseback across the 
woods and fields and prairies of the primeval; they walked 
many miles to their appointments and sometimes were about 
the only ones there ; they slept in cold beds and in poor ho- 
tels and boarding houses and endured many things which 
the modern evangelist says he can not endure — and Avhich 
he perhaps can not, but they did. They are dying fast. "A 
few more years may roll, a few more seasons come" and 
they will be in their long home. • Now, is the right time and 
the last time to get for them some of the comforts that 
ought to have been theirs, long ago. Eemember that this is 



the work of the BICBNTENAEY MOVEMENT. One pas- 
tor recently Avrote me and said, ' ' The new Movement is not 
direct eriough." Of course, that was his blunder. It is 
mighty direct and this appeal is right to the point. If your 
church has not budgeted 12c per member for this fund, then 
in all candor I ask you to ask for a special collection. In- 
deed, while I believe in the budget and urge it, I Avould not 
want to serve a church that could not or would not go a cent 
over the budget. Let the Spirit have a chance to quit the 
appeals we make here for the very best we can do. 

We Have Gone Over 
On several of the appeals this year, we have gone over 
the top. Of this one I feel more sure than of others. I have 
just come from Dayton whex'e Brother Gearhart told me 
that he felt quite confident that the churches would come 
wonderfully near making the dollar per member for the 
Thanksgiving offering. "Praise the Lord. " When we come 
at the home mission work like that, we shall get somewhere. 
Albeit, when we use the same good sense and direction for 
the old "war horses," we shall get more than 12 cents per, 
for them. 

The Berthren Home 
But this year, our appeal has a double shot. This year 
the Bicentenary Program calls for donations for the Breth- 
ren Home. I sincerely believe we ought to get enough dona- 
tions for this Home this year so that it could be started. 
Turn again to last week's Bicentenary Page and re-read 
what O'Neill said about that. I have found that wills are 
a poor means of reaching the desired end in this matter. 
They so often miscarry. But there is one form of donation 
that would come in mighty handy for this fiuid; they are 
being used many times for such good offices as this. When 
you are giving remember. 

Your Liberty Bonds 
will come mighty handy in the helping to build a Brethren 
Home for superamiuated preachers and others. For this 
home, Ave noAV have, as some of you knoAv, more than $10,- 
000, and if that much more Avould be pledged this year ia. 
some form, Ave could start building at once! What a fine 
thing it Avould be if this year, Ave could guarantee the start- 
ing of that Home and by the time this Movement is finished, 
it would be ready for occupancy. Be sure that I shall not 
be satisfied with my Avork if that is not done in three years. 
NoAv, Liberty Bonds Avere bought, in a large measure not as 
an investment but to save the country's credit. Now, you 
have them and you do not really need the income from them 
and yet, they Avill do mighty Avell in this crisis for the Avork 
of the Lord. Come on with your Liberty Bonds for the 
BRETHREN HOME. 

Who Is Guilty? 
NoAv, who is responsible for this task? First the DIREC- 
TOR OF BENEVOLENCES. Has he done his part? Well, 
as far as I knoAA-, he has. I do not knoAV Avho could have 
made a better appeal than he did in last week's Evangelist 
on this page ? Next, the pastors, they must carry on this ap- 
peal. The opportunity must be giA^en to the churches to 
make good and the pastor is the one to give that opportu- 
nity. Do it, pastor, and do it on time. Sunday the 13th of 
February is the right date if not then, — well, the Lord only 
knows Avhen. Next, if the pastor does not do it. The CON- 



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The Church With Their Lives 



GREGATIONAL DIRECTOR OP BENEVOLENCES. Oh, 
you do not haA^e one? Well, whof:e fault is it? Shall I be 
compelled to come to- your church and spend time and money 
that might be given to the work of the ministry or of evan- 
gelism in order to get your church to organize according to 
to the plan set forth and sent to every pastor in the brother- 
hood? See right now, the wisdom of the congregation hav- 
ing the seven-fold organization? In each congregation a 
Director of Benevolences could solicit for the Liberty Bonds 
and get a lot of them, perhaps, if you only had one. Well, 
get one. Get one at once. Let a few churches over the 
country tell you what they have done through their local or- 
ganization and you will do your part, perhaps. The next 
fellow in responsibility is the State Secreta3*y. Get busy at 
once and see that each church in your district has taken this 
offering — better yet, write them before, and tell them that 



you want to be sure that they are doing it and if they have 
not, to get busy. But who are they? I am sure that I do 
not know them all. I wish I did. But in 
OHIO, IT IS GEO. S. BAER and MARTIN SHIVELY, both 

of Ashland. 
INDIANA, W. E. THOMAS of Flora. 
ILLIOKOTA, W. H. BEACHLBR, of Waterloo, Iowa, 
and for the good of the cause, Avill not the state leaders of 
other Districts let me know who they are so that I can have 
the full organization? Now, I have tried to get things 
aligned for this task. If I have not made it clear, write me 
and I'll do my best to answer you. H. F. E. O'Neill, whose 
address is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will also gladly answer 
all questions possible. We want to win and so do you, I 
know. We shall and more. Hallelujah ! 

BAME. 



GENERAL ARTICLES 



A Debt We Cannot Pay. By H. E. Roscoe, secretary 



Age, old age, brings to our minds a picture of service. — 
years of service rendered in the past. When we think of 
service in our everyday, workaday lives, as a natural se- 
quence we think of pay, or remuneration, as we may choose 
to call it. There is a seiwice performed in life the nature 
and character of which there can be no paying for. This 
service is of such a high character tliat mere monetary value 
has no connection with it at all. It belongs in the category 
of things expressed by gratitude. It is to this kind of ser- 
vice that we address ourselves again at this season of the 
year. We as Americans can not begin to measure our obli- 
gation to the great Washington for the suffering he endured 
in order that we might enjoy liberty and independence. Our 
fathers could only lift him to the highest honors that we 
as a country have to bestow and we can best show our grat- 
itude by revering his great name among the generations of 
coming Americans. We can never pay him. 

LikcAvise of our immortal Lincoln, pay is out of the 
question. Service such as he rendered to liis country can 
never be paid for; we can only exalt his memory and thus 
place each succeeding generation of Americans on a higher 
plane of obligation. 

The same principle may be applied by the members of 
the Brethren church to the veterans of the ci'oss whom "nvc 
have placed on the list of "Superannuated Ministers." Let 
us stop for a moment and aslv ourselves the question. Can 
we pay them for their service ? No, it is in the class of price- 
less things, the best that we can hope to do for them is to 
give our money in their declining years that at lea=t the real 
necessities, if not the comforts of life, may be theirs ; they 
shall receive their pay when God calls them to his great 
reward. 

To the practical side of this program it is time ^^'e were 
addressing ourselves. Once a year we are called upon for 
an offering of money to replenish the fund out of which Ave 
endeavor to furnish to our superannuates the necessities of 
life. Our National Conference has set aside the second Smi- 
day in February as the day in Avhich this offering may be 
lifted. Your committee realizes the impossibility of all 
churches doing this on the date set aside as local obligations 
make it impractical for all to do so, but in so far as possible 
we ask that you lend your prayers and energies to this obli- 
gation with a united spirit. 

It has beeiE the custom of some of our churches to bud- 



get a certain amount each year for this purpose. This is fine 
if the amount is large enough, but as a usual thing the 
amount is entirely out of keeping Avith the great need and 
requirements of this fund. The budget system of finance is 
a fine thing and Avell recommended in its place, but the prin- 
ciple applied in this particular case in all too many of our 
congregations does not produce enough money to justify its 
use in this special and urgent need. 

A nrimber of our large congreations have abandoned the 
idea AA'hen lifting an offering for the Superannuated Minis- 
ters' Fund and have- Avaged a campaign of education and 
boosted for an offering that Avould do justice to the congre- 
gation and to the cause and purpose for AA'hich the offering 
is taken and as a result we have received offerings amount- 
ing to hundreds of dollars from comparatiA^ely small congre- 
gations. For example the church at Pittsburgh. Pennsyl- 
vania, Avhich many of us knoAV to be only a small church in 
point of numbers gaA^e us a fine example last year of hoAv to 
be large in spirit by carrying off first honors, liaAang the lar- 
gest offering in the entire brotherhood for superannnuated 
ministers. Pittsburgh Avent to Avork under the leadership of 
Harry O'Neill and others and got the entire Sunday school, 
chiirch and all at the game of giA'ing for this cause and th(-y 
did themselves proiid. This, for an example of hoAv to do it. 

The church of which the writer is a member took second 
• honors, but this church forgot completely the apportionment 
idea and Avent to Avoi-k for a big offering, Sunday school, 
church and all unitedly. And it is only through this method 
of action that sufficient money Avill be raised by us as a 
Avhole church to meet the needs of its committee in earing 
for -those AA^hom it is serAnng. 

To this end we appeal at this time to the churches to 
get ready one and all and boost for a banner offering. To 
the churches Avho gaA^e an hundred dollars last year make it 
tAvo hundred this year. To the churches aa'Iio last year ga.A^e 
tAvo hundred make it as high as you can this year, and to 
the churches who have formerly given fifteen and tAventy 
dollars please try to make the minimum fifty dollars this 
year. I am certain that some church other than Pittsburgh 
will carry off the honors of first place for 1921. 

Begin noAv to boost for the Superannuated Ministers' 
offering Sunday, February 13th. 

Goshen, Indiana. 



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FEBRUARY 2, 1921. 



A New Year Message. By n. w. Jennings 



(Read to the congregation of the First church, Los An- 
geles, California, at the Annual Business Meeting on New 
Year's evening). 

About nineteen hundred and twenty years ago this 
world w^as visited by the Eternal King of heaven. Although 
he came to us a little babe, he came bringing to man life, 
light and immortality. He, the OAvner and builder of all the 
palaces of eternity, came from the high white throne of 
heaven to earth. 

His reception was a manger. His earthly parents were 
not met by lords and kings to be conducted to some grand 
hotel. After a Avalk of about eighty miles, they were in- 
formed at the gate of the tOAvn that there was no room in 
home or hotel for them, so they lodged in a barn, and our 
Redeemer was born that night in a manger. 

He placed on the altar of the world the Father's eter- 
nal gift. ' ' For God so loved the world that he gave his only 
begotten Son." In that gift he poured out all heaven to 
man. 

This Prince of Peace kindled in the heart of the world 
the spirit of giving which has groAvn until every nation 
under heaven has experienced the throb of those immortal 
words, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." From 
coast to coast in this country, trains can be seen "every few 
miles apart crawling over the rails, laden down with gifts. 
The seas are seen dotted with ships burdened with gifts. 
Glory to Jesus for this bright mark of honor placed at his 
feet. 

Nineteen hundred and twenty years ago no hotel, no 
home open to receive him, but now he is welcome in millions 
of homes the door locked then is open now. On the Lord's 
Day millions are church-bound, to drmk from the fountain 
of his knowledge, his love, his patience and his faith. 

In the shadow of the cross we assemble. We sit at the 
feet of Jesus to hear and to learn of the Christ of Calvary ; 
for all the great doctrines of the Bible, like never withermg 
wreaths, are laid by the Holy Spirit at the foot of the cross 
of our risen Lord Jesus. 

Jesus, our Lord came blessing the world ; he poured out 
blessings from the manger to the cross. As he went down 
to Jerusalem to be crucified, carrying on his spotless soul 
the weight and guilt of the whole world, he stopped and 
called a blind man to him and gave him back his sight. He 
blessed in life; he blessed Avhile dying; he saved while dy- 
ing, saying to the thief, "Today shalt thoii be with me in 
Paradise." We hear him also say, "Father, forgive them for 
they know not what they do." If we learn toipray, "Father, 
forgive them," in life, it will be natural to pray in our last 
hour. 

Failure will never come to an individual, to a home, 
to a church, to a nation, where the blood-red gospel is be- 
lieved and accepted. The political world has failed. Intel- 
lectual power has failed. The world's only hope is the dy- 
namic power of the blood-red gospel of the CHRIST OF 
CALVARY. 

Brethren, I attribute the success of our work, together 
with Jesus in his work, to the blood-red and blood-bought 
gospel which we have tried to preach and wliich our Sunday 
schools have taught and which our people have believed. We 



have tried to honor Jesus and to glorify our heavenly Father 
as we have walked together in the sunlight of the gospel 
under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. 

This day two years ago we yoked up together, heart to 
heart, soul to soul, shoulder to shoulder, In the little old 
church which stood on this spot, with a debt of two thousand 
dollars against it. In a few minutes, after the plea was 
made to eradicate the debt you placed every dollar of it upon 
the altar. Then we began to plan, under the guiding hand 
of the Holy Spirit, to erect a new church house to the glory 
of^ God and to meet our real needs. The undertaking looked 
big for such a small leadership of about seventy-five who 
were real active in the work of God. Of course, in every 
forest is found live timber and dead timber, and in almost 
every orchard are found fruitful trees andfruitless trees. The 
test is a glorious victory. You brought in the money until 
tA\'enty thousand dollars were in the treasury of the Lord. 

In the two years you have paid in a total of $29,619.8. 
We are paying interest on about $10,000 on our new church, 
but by the help of God we shall soon pay it off. Some of 
our sister churches have assisted us very materially. Long 
Beach, known for her consecrated and liberal giving, as- 
sisted us liberally, for which we are very grateful. We also 
wish to acknowledge gifts from the congregations at Comp- 
ton Avenue and Whittier. 

God, for Jesus sake, answered our prayers as Ave plead 
for lost souls to be redeemed and brought into his church. 
We have baptized and received into the church over eighty 
souls, many of whom have already proven to be lamp bear- 
ers in the church. Let us give him the glory and seek to live 
each day at his feet in the coming years. May every vessel 
be emptied of all self and filled with Jesus and his holy love ! 
The future is before us; in part, it is unknown to us; but, 
thank God, we do not have to plunge into some cold dark 
unknown stream. Our ship we have already set sail on the 
ocean of his light and love ; and by the help of the ever-liv- 
ing Spirit, we shall sail on and on until we shall reach the 
harbor. 

Let us build our future hopes of divine blessings and of 
heaven' upon the Rock of eternal ages ; then no blessing shall 
be lost and heaven shall be won. Let us be willing to suffer, 
and live or die, under the cross which he gives us to bear. 
Lay your all on his altar, at his footstool, and you will find 
all and more at the High Throne. 

Your tongue and mine will soon be silent. Let us use 
them to .speak of his great salvation. Our Good Shepherd 
will bear us on the arm of his omnipotent poAver. Let us 
be very thankful to God for the seal of our pardon and for 
the full assurance of our eternal faith in the eternal Christ 
and his atoning blood. 

May the Father of mercies and the Son of his boundless 
love and the Spirit of his comforting power spare us and use 
us this year as never before supremely to his glory. Let us 
be as bruised reeds in our own sight, and in the light of 
Jesus, God the Father will look upon us as PILLARS. May 
the Christ who is rich in mercy, who fills the whole world 
with his goodness, give each of us all needed patience in 
which to possess our souls until he calls us to come home, 
or comes for us in the clouds with power and great gJory. 

217 East 42nd St., Los Angeles, California. 



Resolutions for the New Year. Prof w. i. Puker 



Once more the hand has moved upon the face of the 
clock and now points at twelve. Another year has made its 
history for good or ill. Our aspirations and hopes of the 
past year has been realized or we have seen them dragged 
in the dust of false hopes. We are now standing at the 
gateway of years. Our vision of the past is clear and dis- 
tinct ; our vision of the future is determined by our proph- 
etic power. What the New Year has in store for iis, aac do 
not knoAV. May Ave have the faith and courage to look into 
it \yiflinchin|ljr, 



Primarily Ave are not interested in the past but in the 
future. The hand ncA'-er moves backwards upon the face of 
the clock. It tells the time of the present, but moves on into 
the future. We caimot remain in the present only as it be- 
comes a part of the future. Eternity is our vision of Cuture. 

HoAv may Ave be guided and led into this boundless re- 
gion ? HoAv may Ave knoAv that our steps Avill lead us aright ? 
This Avas the query of our Jjejoved LongfelloAv in his 
"Salis;" .' ... 



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"Into the Silent Land! 

Ah ! Avho shall lead ns thither ? 

Clouds in the evening sky more darkly gather, 
And shattered wrecks lie thicker on the strand, 
Who leads us with a gentle hand 

Thither, thither, 

Into the Silent Land?" 

May we as a church face the future with great faith and 
high resolves. May we never falter or hesitate as we march 
on. God asks our best of us. Nothing else will satisfy him 
nor should it satisfy us. May we resolve and then pray for 
strength to keep our resolutions. That our resolutions may 
be tangible and function in our church life may we formu- 
late a set appropriate for our future life and conduct. 

Be it hereby resolved that : 

1. We develop a great "Spiritual Life" among our 
members. 

2. We give unstinted supi^ort to the mid-week prayer 
service. 



3. We make a greater effort to reach the "stranger 
within our gates." 

4. We carry over into the church service the enthu- 
siasm, serious effort and efficiency of the Sunday School. 

5. We give more of our time to definite, practical 
church work. 

Often the value of a set of rcKolutions is held in question 
and by some condemned. The reason given is that too often 
we resolve only to break our resolve. This objection is valid 
in tlie sense that we are told that it is better not to vow 
than to vow and then not keep the same. HoAvever, we must 
not forget that this argument is only directed against the 
breaking of our vows. We can never make progress along 
any line of endeavor unless we resolve and then highly re- 
solve to keep the same. 

"May we then be up and doing, 
With a heart for any fate. 
Still achieving and pursuing, 
Learn to labor and to Avait." 

— From the Goshen Weeklv Calendar. 



The Agape, or Lovefeast. By e. e. Roberts 



"These are hidden rocks in your feasts of Love (Jude 
12. Revised Version). These words of Jude i-eveal two 
things to us : first, tliat the early church was not perfect ; 
second, that they did keep love feasts — or feasts of love, 
as late as 70 A. D., which is siipposed to be the time when 
the book was Avritten. Paul's letter to the Coriiithians which 
is believed to have been written in 57 A. D., also proves 
that they were being kept at that date (1 Cor. 11 :21). The 
"Agape" or Love Feast is a trinity of actions constituting 
one act, just as three immersions constitutes one baptism. 
Therefore we will consider it inider three heads: 1st, The 
Supper; 2nd, The Cleansing by Washing; 3rd, The union by 
Communion. 

THE FEAST. It was not the Jewish Passover, as some 
would try to make it appear to be, for the following rea- 
sons: All the Gospels speak of it being in the future (Cf. 
Matt. 26 :2 ; Mark 14 :1 ; Luke 22 :l-7 ; John 13 :1) . Not these 
only, but John 22:28 tells us that "They (the Jews) went 
not in lest they be defiled and could not eat the Passover." 
These clearly prove that the supper that they had eaten 
could not have been the Passover of the Jews. We would 
not think of keeping any otlier day as our Christmas thari 
the 2.5th of December and much less would a Jew thnik of 
keeping the Passover at any other time than the proper one. 

The fact, without a reasonable doubt, is that Christ 
died on the day and at the very hour, that the lamb should 
have been slain, otherwise his death would not have been a 
perfect fulfillment of the type. God having all foreknow- 
ledge prepared for the occasion, in the long day of Joshua, 
which they reckoned as one day, while God reckoned it two, 
making it possible for Christ to die at the exact hour that 
the lamb should have been slain, and after he had substitu- 
ted the Christian Passover, or love feast m place ot the 
Jewish one. Note it was a SUPPER; not a crumb of bread 
and a sip of the "Fruit of the vine" taken about the noon 
hour, as some try to make it appear to be. (John ld^L) cam 
it a "supper." Paul also speaks of the supper (1 Cor. II: 
21) . Jude uses the word ' ' feast, ' ' that is more than an ordi- 
nary meal. Notice that it was of such a magnitude that in- 
temperance and other evils crept in in connection AAath its 
observance. Paul charges the Corinthians Avith un-Christian 
acts at the feast. "Some are hungry and others are drunk- 
en .. . and shame those that have not._ ^ , ,. , 

We are told that because of their actions Paul dispensed 
with the supper. But Paul did nothing of the kind as prov- 
en in the fact that he proceeded at once to show them how 
to Sep it properly (1 Cor. 11 :33-35). "When ye come o- 
gether to eat, tarry one for the other and i^/^y hunger, let 
hijn eat at home." This certainly could not refer to the 
sm^U portion of bread used in the communion. This prove, 
copcjusively that he M not dispense with at for the very 



good reason, that, not being pope, he had no authority to 
do so. 

Now what was the object or purpose of the Jewish Pass- 
over 1 Feasts are kept to celebrate some blessing received, 
.success achieved or victory won. The Jews held theirs to 
celebrate, or commemorate, their deliverance from Egyptian 
bondage and cruel slavery, as Avell as in anticipation of en- 
tering into a land "flowing with milk and honey" which 
was to be their home. 

And it is for the very same reason that we keep the 
"Believers' Passover" or love feast. We keep in fellow- 
ship with those, who, in common with us, have enjoyed mar- 
velous deliverances from the bondage of satan, and have the 
promise of a far better inheritance than the Jews had. We 
celebrate a deliverance from a more bitter bondage than 
they ever endured — the bondage of our carnal nature. Paul 
speaks of it thus, "Delivered them who all tlieir life time 
were in the bondage of the fear of death" (Heb. 2 :15.) John 
says, "We know that we have passed from (the fear of) 
death unto Life" (1 John 3:14). Paul tells his Roman 
brethren that, "Sin shall not have dominion over you," and 
because of this deliverance we feast together in love and 
celebrate that deliverance. While so doing we also look for- 
ward to our coming inheritance in the coming kingdom of 
our God and our Christ, Avhen he shall "Gird himself and 
serve us" (Luke 12:37). They were to possess a Canaan of 
sin, sickness and death ; we one in which tears are never 
shed, pain and sickness are unknown, farewells are unspok- 
en and funeral processions are never seen: there to sit with 
Christ, our elder Brother, around our Father's table feasting 
through eternity. Dear reader, may it be your desire, and 
liope to have a plate set for you at that table. May the dear 
Tjord in his infinite mercy grant that we all, not one missing, 
shall pai'ticipate in that great eternal feast of love. 

We will next consider the service of cleansing by wash- 
ing of the saints' feet. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



The sacred books of the ancient Persians say, "If you 
would be holy, instruct your children properly, because nil 
the good acts they perform will be imputed to you." 



The Tobacco Record comments favorably upon the the- 
ory of a French Avriter that the different ways of smoking 
give an index to character. Maybe so. But in one respect 
tobacco users are all like the children of a woman on a rail- 
way journey. One of her boys was very noisy and refused 
to mind her. Finally a passenger said to her: "He's pretly 
badly spoiled, isn't he!" To which the mother calmly re- 
plied; "Oh, Tio, They aU ^cliRiell that way!" 



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THE BRE THREN PULPIT 

Personal Responsibility. By Freeman Ankrum 

TEXT: For none of us liveth to himself, and none dieth to himself. Romans 14:7 



We as a community are bound together by unseen 
bonds. In moving- through the duties of each day there is 
a relative knowledge of what will be done during the com- 
ing twenty-four hours, with a kindred warning of when we 
shall, or shall not trespass upon the inalienable rights of a 
fellow man. 

During the Paleolithic age, when man lived in natural 
haunts, and was the possessor of few Avants, he was very 
little troubled by the fear of offending his neighbor. They 
dug their axes from the same stone pits, stalked their game 
over the same hills and through the dark forests, returning- 
at night to the home nature had provided. Let us now turn 
the pages of time. Man has passed through the stone ages 
and we find him a rational, thinking and superstitious being. 
Instead of being few, there are millions roaming the earth. 
Laws of society have become more complex, and the bounds 
of habitation have become more sharply defined. With in- 
creasing power and intelligence there comes a feeling of re- 
sponsibility. His fellow men have the same right of living 
as he, they too are held responsible and accountable for 
their lives. With man 's advance through the annals of time 
and civilization, his duties have become more arduous, his 
responsibility greater. Bach succeeding year burns deeper 
upon his mind the words of our text. "For none of us liveth 
to himself and none dieth to himself. ' ' 

The text plainly states that man camiot live to himself 
alone. Not that man has reached such a high stage where 
he chooses the unselfish part with his own free will, but 
nature herself decrees by her unchanging law that it shall 
be so. We spend in the neighborhood of eighteen yeai^s in 
the schools and colleges, not so much in filling our minds 
with soon to be forgotten facts ; but to discipline the intel- 
lect, establish principles and rcgtdate the heart. We are told 
by the great scientists that forces almost insignificant to man 
have their importance in nature. The entire ocean is affected 
by a pebble. Likewise in human life it is impossible for 
any man to live in a way that will not be felt in due pro- 
portion by all mankind. Human nature and natural dis- 
turbances know no color, nationality or creed. 

Sometimes individuals feel that they are a law unto 
themselves, and are not responsible for the existence of any 
other person, so long as their lives do not directly interfere 
with the lives of their fellow men. Growing out of this comes 
the doctrine of "Personal Liberty," Avhich is nothing more 
nor less than unlimited freedom for self, without regard for 
any one else. It is the subterfuge of the law-breaker, the 
gambler, the profligate, and the moral irresponsible of all 
ages. This doctrine so far has failed to deceive any one ex- 
cept its own exponents. While looking upon the dark side 
let us hold in mind with Burke that, "Virtue will catch as 
well as vice, by contact." The panacea for the freeing of 
the world from the evil effects of the past and the present 
generation will be f oimd in virtuous living, moral and Ch t-is- 
tian teaching built upon the power of the "Old Time Gos- 
pel. ' ' Crime itself will not be blotted out until the produc- 
tion of criminals, stops. The task is too stupendous for a 
single generation. The black shadows cast by the lives of 
the preceding generations have extended too far into our 
own day. If vice runs in the blood then virtue does like- 
wise. The men and women who are living quiet \Ti'tuous 
lives without seeming to be making an impression upon the 
lives of the present generation, may comfort themselves with 
the reality that they are not living for the present alone, but 
for coming generations. A man maj'' do good merely by liv- 
ing. We live for the world and the generations yet unborn, 
by our deeds and our influence. The person with a neglig- 
ible influence has never lived. Where would we stand today 
if our forefathers had lived for tsemselves without thought 



if our forefathers had lived for themselves without thought 
the status of them who shall follow us, when physical re- 
turns to dust, and the green of nature has hidden our last 
resting place, if we have Avithheld from them their heritage ? 
They .shall be as one walking through the earth, disinter- 
ested, saddened, and perhaps lost! Their condemnation 
shall fall upon our heads and our menioiy shall be a curse. 
Each generation should be a blessing to itself, and then it 
would be a blessing to the future generation. We should 
find our greatest joy in conducting the affairs of the pres- 
ent in the light of the future. Men who have undertaken 
great things in the life of America have lived and are living 
for others. The construction of the Panama canal, the Roose- 
velt Dam, and many specific things being done, are not being 
done alone for the present. The most despicable person in 
town or community are they who worship the god of self. 
Men have given of their poverty that good might be, and 
from their sacrifices have sprung forth some of the greatest 
blessings of humanity. 

When the Apostle Paul asserted, "That no man liveth 
to himself," he sets foi'th one of the strongest pi-inciples of 
self-denial known to man. The manner of our personal life 
must be considered in its effect upon others. The true law 
of liberty recognizes the rights of others, as in the case of 
Paul's, "All things are lawful, but not all are expedient." 
Many a man in exercising his ovra personal rights has 
wrought irreparable injury to a fellow man. In matters of 
faith and things spiritual, we may think there is a perfe •>■ 
liberty concerning choice, or in expression of the manner or 
matter of our belief. Even here we find it impossible to get 
away from the fact that "No man liveth to himself." Our 
lives and our actions are the measuring rod of some one's 
else attainments. Not alone do we climb the mountains to 
reach the fields of Elysian bliss; not by ourselves do Ave leave 
the safe but narrow Avay to step doAvn into the mire. Some 
one is foUoAving in our footsteps to eternal joy' or cA'erlnst- 
ing night. None of us liveth to himself in matters of faith 
and life. If we. are possessed of a strong faith, our duty is 
to help our brothers' unbelief. 

Since Ave are not living in an individual sphere it is of 
untold importance for our sakes and the sakes of others that 
Ave Ha'c Avell. The old principle, "WhatcA'^er is Avorth doing 
is AA'orth doing Avell" is a safe criterion of human life. A life 
Avoi'th the liAdng is Avorth living Avell. Most men desire their 
Ha'cs to be a force. Take heed then, that it is a force of the 
highest good. Through this, man's inborn desire to lead may 
triumph. Before Ave can be leaders of others successfully, 
there are certain principles and laAA^s to be reckoned Avith. 
Socrates has said, "Let him that woiild moA'e the Avorld first 
move himself." In our language, Let him that would lead 
others, first lead himself. 

Why try to control another man's temper, if you haA^e 
not controlled that one Avithin you. Are you aAvare of the 
fact that the power that will moA^e yoii Avill do the same for 
mankind? Music speaks a uniA^ersal language, poAver is like- 
AAdse of uniArersal meter. PoAA^er may roughly be analyzed 
into three diAdsions; physical, intellectual and moral. Dur- 
ing preAdous ages, physical power reigned supreme. EA^en 
uoAv as intellectual surpasses the physical, so is intellpctual 
surpassed by the moral. In the great conflicts of life this 
latter may not be given credit for its real AA^orth. This power 
comes from living Avell, and its groAvth is in proportion to its 
use. Living right for self satisfaction is commendable. >iut 
the highest good is in liAdng riarht for the sake of others. We 
no lonsrer IIa^c in A^eiled seclusion, and the higher Ave climb 
the ladder of fame, the greater the number of eve<« fixed 
iipon us. The Master, hardly noticed by some of the com- 
mon rabble, became the object of their vision when the cross 



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raised him above the earth. We glory m his death, and have 
cause to glory, not because he died for us, but because he 
lived for us. Because I live ye shall live also," are some of 
the most inspiring Avords ever spoken in our behalf. Selfish- 
ness can never impart true happiness because happiness 
comes from looking outward and not inward. Its depend- 
ence is not upon out-ward circumstances, but inward condi- 
tions. A great advantage promised to all through living 
well, is that we honor God and the religion we profess. 

The church and religion have always had their critics. 
The criticisms come from them Avho know nothing or little, 
of the church by personal experience, but after a superficial 
survey take it upon themselves to tell the world that it has 
little value. True,members of the church sometimes do 
wrong, not because they are members of the church, but be- 
cause they are human beings. Do not deceive yourself, the 
church is not a group sitting with folded hands, "lest they soil 
their garments with the world, but a great fighting army 
fighting sin in their o^^m lives and in the world. A man 
with a few imperfections in his makeup is worth more than 
a machine that is perfect. Hypocrisy is abominable, dis- 
gusting, and repelling wherever it is found, and no more so 
in the church than in business or society. The church feels 
far worse in regard to a hypocritical member than does the 
world. If hypocrisy consists in deception, to my mind the 
number of hyiooerites in the church are few in comparison 
with the number in the -world. Too many of you are basing 
your hope of being saved upon charging otherb with wrong 
doing. God, as God of the nations, must voice his indigna- 
tion and displeasure at the deceit and baseness of many men 
in high places who are continu-ally dishonoring him by dis- 
honoring their fellow men, for whose good they should be 
living. The very foundation of our educational system will 
totter and fall, culture and learning will avail nothing un- 
less life's greatest lesson be learned, "That none of i-is liv- 
eth to himself." The crying need of the twentieth century 
is for men and women whose vision extends at least beyond 
their noses. This old world is in the grip of monsters far 
more powerful than the hundred-headed Hydra which Her- 
cules was supposed to have slain. The blood of America's 
choicest men and women may be required to terminate the 
existence of the monster threatening our being. That which 
will strike the key-note of the International Anthem, is that 
the life of a faithful Christian is a guide to the realms of 
eternal paradise, For, "None of us liveth to himself and 
none dieth to himself." 

Garwin, Iowa. 

OUR~DEVOTIONAL 

The Leaven and the Lump 

By W. W. Wertman 

OUR SCRIPTURE 

Another parable spake he unto them : tlie kingdom of 
heaven is like unto leaven •\\'liich a woman took and hid hi 
three measures of meal till the whole was leu./ened (Matt. 
13:33). In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye arc 
gathered together, and in my Spirit, Avith the power of our 
Lord Jesus Christ to deliver such an one unto satan for the 
destruction of the flesh, that the Spirit may be saved in the 
day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorifying is not good. Know 
ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge 
out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as 
ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed 
for US: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, 
neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness ; but with 
the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth (1 Cor. 5:4-8). 
For this. Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not 
kill. Thou shalt not r:terJ, Thou shalt not bear false witness. 
Thou shalt not covet ; and if there be any other command- 
ment it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely. Thou 



shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Rom. 13:9). And I my- 
self also am persuaded of you my brethren, that ye also are 
full of goodness ; filled with all knowledge, able also to ad- 
monish one another (Rom. 15:14). 

OUR MEDITATION 

"Love thy neighlior as thyself," with this command al- 
ways before us and with the period of reconstruction bring- 
ing hardsliip to many are we living up to our Christian 
duty? Or are Ave selfishly considci-ing only our own -person- 
al interests? From personal observation I tliink we are sel- 
fish; and here is whei'e a little leaven will leaven the whole 
lump. We can have a AA'onderful influence on others and be 
of great help by keeping strong our faith in and love for 
the blessed Lord Jesus, and as Christians, knowing the won- 
derful_ poAver of him to provide for all our needs, by fully 
resigning and consecrating our lives and ability unselfishly 
to Jiis Avork. Selfishness and Avorldly pleasure seem to have 
cast their baleful influence over tlie Avhole Avorld, and if Ave 
as our Lord's soldiers eagerly bearing his cross, are really 
going uo forward the interests of his kingdom avc must Avork 
unselfishly and seek to lighten the burdens of humanity. 
And to do this we must be clothed Avith tlie armor of prayer 
and sincerity. It cannot be done with the old leaven of sel- 
fishness and half Avay effort, Ave must have instilled the ncAv 
leaven Avhieli comes from our Lord Jesus.. 

Paul — (Romans 15:14) has very beautifully shoAvn us 
hoAv Ave .should trust one another and to admonish one an- 
other, complimenting his I'caders that they Avere full of 
goodness, and urging that they should see this little good- 
ness in their friends and neighbors and help to make it groAv. 
In this Avay avc are leaA-encd Avith the poAver of Jesus to go 
forth and do his Avork. 

As leaven works bv contact, so our contact Avith foUcs 
gives us the opportunity to drop a good Avord or do a kind 
act that may possibly bring forth much fruit. If the folks 
of our acquaintance and dailj^ association can say the same 
of us as Paul has said of the brethren, "Ye are full of good- 
ness," at the same time knowing that Ave have our faults 
and our failures, avc are reasonably sure that the leaA'en 
has touched some vital spot. Then Avitli prayer and thanks- 
giving for this let us keep sincerity and truth before us as 
did our Lord Jesus. Who can conceiA-e of a more lasting or 
fitting memory of one avIio has passed to eternal life than 
for his friends to say, "he A;vas a Christian?" Tlie leaven of 
these AA'ords and the life of one avIio has lived as a Christian, 
may influence the Ha'cs of many, and spreading, may even- 
tually lea\-eii the whole lump. 

As a denomuiation A^-e stand four square on the Gospel 
of our blessed Jesus, and as our young folks are taught in 
our college to this point (Romans 14:13), Paul's Avords are 
Avorthy of heeding by us and them, "Noav the God of hope 
fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may 
abound in hope through the poAver of the Holy Ghost." 

With these inspirhig Avords ringing in our hearts, may 
Ave go forth AA-ith our bodies a complete and solid lump fully 
leavened and not dead, our spirits also alive Avith the leaven 
from heaven. By this means avc may bring eternal life to 
many Avith Avliom Ave come in contact. 

"Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one 
another as also ye do." And avc beseech you brethren, to 
knoAv them Avhich lalior among you and over you in the Lord, 
and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love, 
for their Avork's sake, and be at peace among yoiu'selves 
(1 Thess 5:11-13). 

There are times A\-hen avc are bitterly assailed by the 
devil. When Ave seem to be at peace and Avith love toward 
one another and Avhen this Scripture seems to have been for- 
gotten then is our dai-ir^-^r and temptation. Then is the time 
Avhen we should not o'lily beseech and pray. If Ave Avoul'd 
only realize the power of prayer Ave Avould find our lives 
strong and our influence like leaven spreading abroad ni 
many lives. We Avould also have that peace that passeth H' 
understanding, and the leaven Avould be at the highest point 
of fermentation. Brethren, let us get such an amount of 



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leaven in our hearts that we will work and pray without 
ceasing for the saving of souls and the building of Christian 
character. OUR PRAYER 

Our Father which art in heaven, we thank thee that thou 
hast considered us worthy of being a little leaven in thy 
kingdom. And in the hope of eternity through the saving 
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ may we work and pray and 
exhort with the good result of saving many souls. May we 
be as the leaven when added to the lump. The harvest is 
truly great; may we be true laborers for Jesus. Help us, 



Lord, to fully realize this. Give us a blessing that we may 
pass on to another. And as we work in the Master's vine- 
yard may we be true and faithful in all our duties, exhorting 
in the name of Jesus, steadfastly keeping before us the par- 
able of the leaven and the lump. For great endings come 
from small beginnings. We are all babes in Christ and his 
teachings but through faith and prayer our knowledge, we 
may become greater and our labors will become more fruit- 
ful. May the blessing of Christ be with all the brethren. 
In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. 



Send 

WHITE GIFT 

OFTEBINaS to 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



H. H, WOLFOED 

General Secretary-Tieasniet 

Ashland, Ohio 



Our Women at Philiadelphia 

The Adult Bible Class of the First Brethren church of 
Philadelphia was organized March, 1912 and meetings have 
been held regularly each month except July and August. 

The meetings are business and devotional except every 
third month when a social program is prepared. These 
meetings are held in the homes when possible and at other 
times in the church. 

A special devotional program is prepared for each month 
by a committee appointed to take care of that work. Re- 
cently there has been added a study of the books of the 
Bible so we may grow more proficient in our knowledge of 
the Book. 

There is a benevolent committee which looks after onv 
sick or shut in members and flowers and fruit and financial 
aid are rendered when necessary. A special offering is taken 
every Sunday afternoon and at the close of the year the 
bank is opened and the contents sent as a Christmas gift 
to our Philadelphia boys in Ashland College. "We expect to 
have the largest amount this year, as we have more than 
doubled our offering of a year ago. 

There are twenty-five active members on the roll and an 

average attendance of eighteen each Sunday. The Lord has 

wonderfully blessed us with faithful and loyal members. "We 

are working and praying for a still larger number for his 

glory. MRS. ANNA McARTHUR. 

An Adult Woman's Class 

The women of the Optimistic Class in the Oakville 
Indiana, Brethren Sunday school are a very loyal band. 

For a number of years, the women's and men's classes 
were combined under the name of the Excelsior Class, but 
wishing for a wider field in which to work, the Optimistic 
Class, composed wholly of women, was organized August 7, 



1919, with 27 charter members. A more faithful class of 
women would be hard to find. 

Nor are we an idle class. We have our regular monthly 
class meetings at the home of some member. We first have~ 
our devotional meeting, after which business is transacted. 
The rest of the evening is spent in a social way. 

We have our president, vice president, secretary-treasur- 
er and three committees; the Lookout, Flower and Social 
committees. 

We have different forms of entertainment at each meet- 
ing, at one meeting each member was asked to either recite 
or sing a song, that they had given when a child. At an- 
other meeting we had contests, and on Tuesday before 
Thanksgiving we entertained the men's class at a Thanksgiv- 
ing supper. 

At each meeting we invite some one who does not attend 
Sunday school and in that way have gotten new members. We 
gave $51.00 toward our new parsonage, and are planning on 
giving more toward the Master's work here. 

Our class motto is: "Let your light so shine that others 
may see your good works. " 

Our object is to learn the teachings of Jesus and to try 
to teach others. 

We seldom use the lecture method in class; each mem- 
ber is expected to take part. We first read the lesson, after 
which questions are asked and answered. Then a general 
discussion follows in which each takes part. In our review 
lesson each one is assigned a lesson which they are to study 
and then present the main points to the class. In this way 
each one can have a part. 

We are anxious and willing to help our church and our 
pastor in all things, our hope and our prayers are that our 
work may be the means of leading others to know and serve 
our Savior. 

MRS MOODY. 



J. A. Gather 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Closing of Fortieth Anniversary Crusade 

(The following program, published last July, is here- 
Avith reprinted by request. Our Endeavorers are intensely 
interested in this worthy campaign and we believe have been 
doing their bit toward making possible a worthy celebration 
of Christian Endeavor's fortieth anniversary. If perchance 
your society did not respond to this appeal but has been 
working toward the goals, it will be appreciated if you will 
report what you have done. Send reports through your de- 
nominational officers, thus they will be informed and ^vill 
forward it to the Boston office. — Editor) . 

To the Christian Endeavorers of America 

A Fortieth Anniversary Crusade, from September 1, 
1920, to February 2, 1921, has been approved by the Board 
of Trustees of the United Society of Christian Endeavor. 
The ftffirmfttjve vote is probably the la^-gest ever cast lor a 



Christian Endeavor campaign. The five goals of the Crusade 
are as follows: 

1. 600,000 vacant seats filled at Sunday and mid-week 
services. 

2. 600,000 new Christian Endeavors. 

3. 600,000 young people enrolled for systematic Bible 
study, study of Church History, Stewardship, Mis- 
sions, Personal Evangelism, Social and Expert En- 
deavor. 

4. At least 600,000 young people urged to accept 
Christ and unite Avith the church. 

5. One Aveek of solicitation of funds from individuals 
for the adequate financing of Christian Endeavor at 
home and abroad. (The exact date of this campaign 
and the amount to be sought Avill be determined at 
a meeting of the trustees and field secretaries to be 
hM W Ppstoo, July 21 ana 32, 1920) . 



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Ten Thousand Christian Endeavor Societies Must Enlist For 
This Great Crusade Before July 15, 1920 

We ask your society to do these three things} now : 

1. Endorse the Crusade by vote of the society or Exec- 
utive Committee. 

2. Appoint a Captain and five assistants to organize 
and direct the Crusade for your society. 

3. Send in your enlistment to Executive Secretary, 
Carroll M. Wright, on the attached blank. 

A Manual of Information, giving full suggestions for 
reaching every objective of the Crusade, will be sent free as 
soon as the enrollment of your society is received. Every 
thing is ready for a great campaign that will strengthen 
your society and church and help win and train the young 
people of the Avorld for Chxnst. 

See that jour society is one of the first to respond. Send 
m your enlistment blank today. 

Yours in His Service, 

E. P. GATES. 
General Secretarj'. 
United Society of Christian Endeavor 
Mt. Vernon and Joy Streets, Boston, Mass. 



Christian Endeavor Possibilities 

Never in the history of our coujitry has the welfare of 
young manhood and young womanhood licen so greatly 
jeopardized as we find it today. Formerly, especially in the 
small city or toA\ns and rural communities, groups of young 
people would seek pleasui'e together in hay-i'ides, log-roll- 
ings, spelling matches, ciphering matches, socials, a visit 
to some public park of interest, or perchance engage them- 
selves in a picnic. It M'as very rarely that these young peo- 
ple were not seen at church meetings. It was under this in- 
fluence that they mated up. Of course, we will grant that 
some of these same young people — grown older — have also 
fallen away from their early habits or customs, but let me 
tell you they were the church of yesterday and are to a 
great extent the old .stand-bys of today's church. 

Let us look now at the present status of affairs among 
the young people. 

In the larger cities and towns we have the 'open dance 
hall.' Attractive to the detail for the enticement of young 
men and women in every Avalk of life, whether high or low. 

Also we are surrounded with the movie houses almost 
all of which operate on Sunday. Filled? Yes and to the 
sjiingles at every show. By whom? Surely not the young 
peoples of the churches? Yes. Go to the church, you do not 
find them there. Go to their homes, you do not find them 
there. Go to their friends homes, you do not find them 
there. Mother and father whom you fmd reading the Sun- 
day paper or some 'good story' will tell you that they went 
down to see 'Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Wm. Hai't, 
Doug Fairbanks or some other screen star.' Yes sir, they 
t^ll you that. And if you were to ask them who the preach- 
er is at this church or that, which everyone you mention, 
nine times out of ten they could not tell you his name. What 
does this prove to us? Simply that it is up to the church in 
her every department to get busy and make the HOUSE OF 
GOD JUST AS ATTRACTIVE A PLACE TO BE AT AS 
ANY WORLDLY INFLUENCE DAHE BE. No, No. We do 
not have' to let them have a dance in our social rooms or 
give them a movie twice a week or even once but we can, 
"Paint up," "Shine up," "Pray up," "Work up," "Smg 
up," "Talk up," and advertise not only special but regu- 
lar meetings. Today of all days, people will foUow a'^vertise- 
ments. Get up good attractive church literature using,, short 
and 'to the point' sentences. 

ENDBAVORERS: Do you see what I am driving at? 
Do we realize the necessity of sociability among the young 
people especially? SURE, these same young people who are 
8roo»g the best patrons of the movjes and (}anQes ar§ tlie 



sons and grandsons, t.he daughters and granddaughters of 
the very people whom I mentioned m the first paragraph. 
They have the same natures if cultivated. It is not impos- 
sible to have a hay-ride, a weiner roast, a marshmallow 
toast, an old-fashioned 'sing,' a picnic, or a hike to a dis- 
tant park, or better, an auto party. At the end of these fro- 
lics prominence can be given to C. E. activities. But someone 
will say, 'There is the same old thing,' tie an oyster to a 
string to get them to come to church.' That's all right. 
JUST SO WE GET THEM TO CHURCH AND THEY GET 
THE GOOD OLD-FASHIONED RELIGION AFTER THEY 
GET THERE. ENDEAVORERS AGAIN: Let us do our 
share. Are you on? Come on, Let's go. 

February Sixth 

This day, the first Sunday of the month, marks the 
close of Christian Endeavor Week, a period during which 
we celebrated the Fortieth Anniversary of Christian En- 
deavor. 

For several years now this particular Sunday has been 
the occasion of Ashland College Night under the direction 
of our Life Work Superintendent. His three-fold aim was: 
to interest the young people in the College; to enlist Life 
Work Recruits ; to secure an offering for the Department of 
Reliigous Education. 

Since the National Sunday School Association assumed 
full financial responsibility for this Department (Inasmuch 
as practically all the Endeavorers givei to its support through 
the White Gift offering). Brother Boardman had planned to 
place the emphasis this year upon the second aim, and was 
\vorkhig on an appropriate pageant. But numerous other 
duties have delayed the completion of this work. In a letter 
of explanation he says: 

"The only outlet I see is for the Endeavorers to stress 
Decision Day in its two-fold aspect, viz., for converts and 
for Life Work Recruits. That is the plan we are going to 
follow at Hudson, and we hope to see some results. Our 
executive committee has been planning for Endeavor Week 
for some time and there is promise of excellent meetings." 

Let Others Do Likewise 

Other societies will find it profitable to do likewise. Reg- 
ister all decisions that a permanent record may be kept of 
the same, from which subsequent statistical reports may be 
compiled. To give direction and definiteness to the thought 
of all participating in the meetings, mimeograph the follow- 
ing outline on slips of paper ; or write it on the blackboard 
and then distribute blank slips of paper. 

My Personal Decisions 
I am a Indicated by an X 

Christian 

Member of the church 

Active Member 

Associate Member 

Comrade of the Quiet Hour 

Tenth Legioner 

Peace Advocate 

Life Work Recruit 

Special Worker 

Address .... 



I will become a 



Name 



Then Report 



The results should be reported to the society at the next 
meeting. If encouraging the report will cause rejoicing. If 
disappointing it should lead to prayer and effort. Then 
share the good news with others by reporting to the writer 
and espectiv^ sUPerJntejX^pntS; 

J, A, GARBER, 



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SEND AT.T. MONirr FOE 

General Home, Kentucky and' 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



Wn.T.TAM A. GEAEHAET 
General Missionary Secretary 
906 American Bldg., Dayton, O. 



Tag Day in Chinese Cities for Famine Victims 



In helping China over the terrible crisis 
presented by the famine in the northern prov- 
inces, Americans will be helping those who 
help themselves. Not only has the Chinese 
Government taken active measures for relief 
of the suiferers, but the large cities are busily 
engaged in raising funds from private indi- 
viduals. What is more they have taken a les- 
son from American experience in these mat- 
ters and have adopted methods as up to date 
as any that may be found in New York, Chi- 
cago or any city of the United States. 

Chinese papers just received at headquar- 
ters of the American Committee for China 
Famine Fund tell of "Tag Day" in Peking. 
In all, men and women students from thirty- 
five colleges participated. The various sec- 
tions of the city were carefully marked out 
and allotted to various colleges; the students 
exhibited the utmost keenness in patrolling 



the streets, and one gathers that few passers- 
by escaped being "tagged." In addition, the 
billboard artists were conspicuous, placarding 
the city with posters descriptive of the tragic 
facts of the famine area. By consent of the 
Board of War airships flew over the old city, 
across whose walls no stranger in the old days 
might so much as peer, and airplanes scattered 
appeals for the famine sufferers. 

Similar scenes, the American Committee is 
informed, have been enacted in other cities. 
In Shanghai, it is reported, as evidence of the 
immense strides which the emancipation of 
women has taken in China, largely the result 
of education in our missionary schools and 
colleges, that daughters of the most exclusive 
and fashionable families in Chinese society 
took an active and enthusiastic part in "tag 
day." A far cry this, from the old days 
when Chinese girls of good family had their 
feet tightly bound in childhood, and were 



condemned in consequence to hobble painfully 
for the rest of their lives. No woman with 
feet so constricted could have stood the rigors 
of collecting in the streets on a "tag day!" 
That is one of the many blessings for which 
Chinese womanhood today is thanking the 
teaching of our Christian missionaries. ToJIay 
those missionaries' are laboring heroically to 
feed not only the souls but also the poor 
wasted bodies of the 45,000,000 people in 
North China who are in imminent peril of 
starving to death. And they are relying, as 
in the past, on the practical sympathy of thu 
Christian churches of America to provide the 
funds which are so urgently needed. Funds 
may be contributed either -to local churches, 
to Foreign Mission societies, or to the Treas- 
urer of the American Committee for China 
Famine Fund, Vernon Munroe, The Bible 
House, New York City. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



FLORA, INDIANA 

I will endeavor to report some of the work 
at Flora. 

Our revival began November 3 and contin- 
ued until November 28, when it closed with 
an all day meeting. The attendance and in- 
terest were good throughout the meeting. 

We were fortunate in securing Brethren 
Colema-n and Eonk as evangelists. Brother 
Coleman is certainly a man of God and 
preaches the plain Gospel without frills. 
Brother Bonk did fine work in directing the 
singing with the saxophone, and in his illus- 
trated talks. There were 37 to make the good 
choice, many being adults and the heads of 
homes which had not been reached before. 

Our meeting was followed by a communion 
service, the largest ever held in the church. 

Several have been received by letter, so we 
are growing. 

On Christmas evening the Sunday school 
gave a program, "The Search of the Shep- 
herds, ' ' in twelve tableavix to a large audi- 
ence. 

Our business meeting was held December 
30. Kcports from all departments showed 
that things were in good condition for work. 

Our Sunday school showed an average at- 
tendance of 167, a Cradle Eoll of 56 and an 
Elementary department of 46. The balance in 
the Sunday school treasury was used to pur- 
chase books for the school library, which was 
recently started. 

Our Christian Endeavor reported good pro- 
gress and bright outlook for the new year. 

The financial report showed that we are in 
a good financial condition, having a balance 
in the treasury. 

This church has recently been privileged to 
call two young men to the ministry. Brother 



Kussell Humberd who is at Moody Bible In- 
stitute and who has been ordained and Broth- 
er Eussel Barnard, who is at Ashland. 

The first of the year our Sunday school su- 
perintendent went to Bethany Bible School, 
Chicago, for a course in Sunday school work 
and Bible and one of our "Old boys" went 
to Lost Creek, Kentucky, to teach in the 
schools there. 

In accordance with our conference program 
we are loaning our pastor for a meeting. On 
January IS, Brother Thoni-as begins a meet- 
ing at Cambria, one of our smaller pastorless 
churches. 

So we face the New Year with bright pros- 
pects. We ask an interest in the prayers of 
the Brethren. 

E. A. MYEE, 

Correspondent. 



.WINONA TABERNACLE "AGAIN". 

The committee from National Conference 
on-whom the "pleasant duty" was shouldered 
of completing the collection of the balance on 
the pledge made by conference toward Win- 
ona Tabernacle, wished to report ' ' again. ' ' 
Yes, we want to report "again," not because 
we like to but because we have to. What 
with Brother Bauman reminding us of the 
matter (and rightly) and the four biggest dis- 
tricts of the brotherhood short on their axjpor- 
tionments in amounts varying from $66.00 to 
$169.00, we are "hard put" to know what to 
do. And since the only thing we can do is to 
bring our troubles back to the folks who 
loaded them upon us, we have come to do 
that very thing. 

As your committee we are asked by the 
Foreign Mission Board to make some effort to 
secure the balance of 'their money for them. 
And it is an honest debt, knowingly contrac- 



ted by the National Confei'ence, and "honest 
people pay their honest debts." Where do 
we belong? And what shall we do about 
making the Foreign Missionary Society se- 
cure ? 

As one member of the committee I want to 
say that it is manifestly unfair for the folks 
who helped to get the church (the church as 
a whole) into this matter to "lay down" on 
the job as some have done. A lot of the 
churches have responded splendidly and quite 
a number have paid more than their share, 
BUT SOME HAVE NOT. We have waited 
for quite a while for a response from the 
ones who are delinquent, but now we are go- 
ing to use other means to get some recogni- 
tion for the committee from them. This is a 
first warning, the second will be a personal 
letter to the pastor or some member of the 
church, and the third will likely be a list of 
the delinquents in these columns after suffi- 
cient time has elapsed to allow all to make 
the eifort. That there may be no reason for 
misunderstanding I am giving the rates for 
the delinquent districts — as far as I have it. 
Pennsylvania is asked to contribute the equiv- 
alent of 12 cents per member (and this is to 
be based on the membership you would quote 
if you were asked by some friend and wanted 
to leave a good impression for your work). 
Ohio is asked for 16 cents per member, as 
above; and Indiana members are requested to 
give 17 cents each. I do not know the pro 
rata basis for Illiokota. 

Over in Pennsylvania the brethren who 
kindly "double-crossed" me by making me 
collector for the district, will confer a real 
favor on me by stirring this matter up and 
reporting. (That is the ones who haven't 
done so). Brethren of the ministry, the peo- 



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pie can afford to pay tliis. There has never 
been a time when people were so well dressed 
and fed, and when they had so much money 
for automobiles and such things. If they 
talk of dismissing you for insisting upon the 
payment of this obligation, there are plenty 
of other churches without pastors who need 
and are looking for men who are fearless and 
honest. 

It is to be hoped that the appeals that have 
been made before, together with this one, will 
be sufficient to secure the desired results. If 
there is any church that does not understand 
about this matter and will write mo I will 
gladly explain the matter to them. Now we 
are trying to meet the church hp.lf way on the 
proposition, but we do not intend to be left 
in the lurch and bear all the blame for fail- 
ure — if this thing goes by default. There is 
going to be some squealing from some other 
corners as well us our.s. 

Yours for Eesulta, 
DYOLL BELOiiO. 

61 Highland Ave., Uniontown, Pa. 



DOINGS AT DAYTON 

The First Brethren church at Dayton, Ohio, 
has just closed another great revival cam- 
paign, which has been a very gTeat source of 
blessing, spiritually and numerically. The 
immediate visible results are 120 confessions, 
78 of whom have been baptized, 3 received by 
relation, 39 awaiting baptism, and many of 
whom will be baptized next Isunday; a few of 
whom are considered by their parents too 
young for baptism, and one who prefers mem- 
bership in the Methodist church. 

These figures do not include 12 who were 
baptized during the preliminary campaign 
preparatory to the coming of Dr. Bame, nor 
do they include many who are yet under 
promise to come by letter, relation and con- 
fession, when the campaign is over. We ex- 
pect a great aftermath. The membership has 
been working so well and so hard that it will 
be impossible for them to discontinue at once. 
This was evidenced on Monday night after 
the campaign closed Sunday. While Miss 
Aboud betook herself to another part of the 
city to start a revival in a Baptist church, and 
while some 30 or 40 were with our Brother 
Eoush and his wife at one of our mission 
stations in another part of the city, yet 196 
of the membership accompanied the pastor to 
the Oak Street, United Brethren church, in 
the east central part of the city, to assist 
them in starting a great revival there. 

This United Brethren church and the First 
Brethren church are uniting their efforts in a 
two-weeks ' Conference of Bible Study, Evan- 
gelism, and Prophetical Eesoaroh. These two 
congregations and their pastors stand four- 
square on the fundamentals of faith and the 
doctrines of our Lord Jesus, and they expect 
a great program. All surrounding churches 
are hereby notified that this Conference will 
be held the week of February 13th at the 
Oak Street U. B. church and the week of 
Febuary 20th at the First Brethren church, 
and they are all invited to attend. 

A great revival like this is born of prayer 
and preparation. For weeks before the com- 
ing of the evangelist, prayer meetings were 



held by the organized classes of the Sunday 
school. Some degree of the success may be 
attributed to the expert division of labor. In 
order to prevent crossing and re-crossing of 
lines of effort, the pastor offered the follow- 
ing points of credit to all classes who were 
contestant during the campaign: One point' 
for each church member secured for their 
class by letter; this means some floater in the 
city who has never deposited his church let- 
letter; two points for members secured by le- 
lation; this means the quickening of those 
who once may have belonged to any one of 
the three branches of the fraternity; three 
points were given for the surrender of those 
who have never confessed Christ before and 
were baptized and received into the church; 
five points were given for each of the last 
named class who were received into the 
church, but on account of age or sex must 
necessarily be classed in some other Sunday 
school class than their own. I want to com- 
mend this plan to all pastors conducting re- 
vivals. It worked fine. 

Another great feature of our revival was 
that we employed experts for each division 
of the labor in the campaign. Dr. Chas. A. 
Bame was chosen for the platform work, and 
he surely honored his office, profession, and 
his Master by the powerful, clean, straight- 
forward, orthodoJK messages which were de- 
livered in a convincing, eloquent and attrac- 
tive manner. He was supported by Prof. 
Arthur Lynn as inspirational song leader and 
soloist. Lynn 'a wonderful solo work drew 
people from all parts of the city. The Na- 
tional Cash Register, various churches. The 
Soldiers National Military Home and several 
fraternal organizations were continually call- 
ing for his services. Dr. Bame and Eev. 
Lynn preached and sang in the lobby of the 
Y. M. C. A. at the noon hour every day for 
two weeks. This was a great feature. Dr. 
Bame preached doctrinal sermons and they 
were mighty well received, illustrating once 
more the everlasting fact that men are starv- 
ing for the old-fashioned gospel and not for 
this humanitarian, reformatory, fifty-fifty, 
brotherhood of man, fatherhood of God dope 
that is being passed out today as a substi- 
tute for the blood of Christ. Scores of trav- 
eling men stop at the Y. M. C. A. and many 
said they had traveled from coast to coast 
and had never heard such singing as Lynn 
did. Dr. Bame and Brother Lynn were also 
supported by Miss Aboud. She had charge 
of the devotional. At seven o'clock each 
evening it was inspiring to see hundreds of 
people take their places and sit motionless, 
enrapt by the very Spirit of God throughout 
the prayer period. Miss Aboud is one of the 
moat artful evangelists we have ever seen to 
prepare an audience for a message either of 
song or sermon. Then when our great audi- 
torium was packed until the fire marshall 
stopped us, Miss Aboud preached to the over- 
flow in the lower auditorium. Toward the last 
this space also became inadequate and scores 
were turned away. We as a congregation 
certainly thank the Lord for these three con- 
secrated artists who did so much toward mak- 
ing our campaign a success. 

The invisible results of course cannot be 
calculated. However, indications point to the 
fact that a great spiritual growth will devel- 



op; for instance the Sunday school attendance 
for the last three Sundays was 709, 742, 796, 
respectively. 

We have enjoyed a mountain top experi- 
ence and we know that if the devil can find' 
us on a mountain top he is sure to ask us to 
jump off or fall down and worship him and 
our great danger that we face is that he may 
start a revival of his own in our midst unless 
we do like our Master did — say "Get thee 
behind me, Satan." Thanks for your pray- 
ers. Brethren — don't stop. 

E. M. COBB. 



A MESSAGE FROM NEW ENTEKPKISE 

Revival meetings which were held from 
December 6-30 were conducted by our pastor, 
Brother F. Johnson. His sermons were excel- 
lent and helpful to all. Eight came forward 
and were baptized at the Progressive church 
in Eoann on Friday afternoon, December 31. 
The same evening our communion services 
were held. There were about thirty members 
present. 

Although we had much inclement weather, 
a goodly number were present for each meet- 
ing and a keen interest was manifested 
throughout the revival. Although many more 
should have accepted Christ we can not help 
but rejoice because of the number that started 
out in the new year so well. 

EDITH KEECHEE, Secretary. 



COLLEGE COKNEK AND SIDNEY 

Some time has elapsed since we gave the 
Evangelist readers any news from our field. 
We are only a little more than a quarter of 
the way through the new church year yet our 
work manifests features of encouragement 
for the remaining part. 

We opened our evangelistic services at Col- 
lege Corners, November 3. The first week the 
pastor did the preaching and conducted the 
services. The second week Brother Lytle came 
to help us from Burlington, Indiana. The 
meeting began with unusually poor interest 
but continued to grow until the last. That 
evening six came forward. Brother Lytles' 
direct piercing sermons could not help but 
find the folks just where they were living. 
When the meeting came to a close it looked 
as though they should have been continued 
but conditions did not make it possible. These 
services were of much value to the church. 
The interest manifests this in all its auxil- 
iaries. The Christian Endeavor has especially 
made good use of the value it received. The 
last two preaching Sundays more than forty 
members, signed the Christian Endeavor 
pledge cards. Each evening the Endeavor room 
is crowded. Much of this good work is due 
to the faithful untiring work of Sister Leona 
Noo. Brother and Sister Nee have been in 
the church little more than a year. If we 
had a church full of folks like these all the 
churches would be doing more. 

The Sunday school was just reorganized 
with Brother Nee as superintendent. This 
year promises to be a good one. We hope to 
make most of the goals in the new Standard. 
The church is organizing as fast as it can to 
take the place it should have in the Bicenten- 
ary Program. While there will be many 
things we 'will be far from reaching, yet it 



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brings the church face to face with duty and 
responsibility. 

The Sidney church has recently closed a 
three weeks' service also. Brother Bame did 
the preaching and Brother Barnhill from 
Findlay the singing. The services were well 
attended. The people who attended these ser- 
vices were privileged to hear some great mes- 
sages from Dr. Bame. Sin and truth were 
not handled with gloves but bare handed so 
that but few could come away without say- 
ing they were hit. In fact the medicine was 
so bitter that some had to swallow hard to 
keep it down. "We need more preachers to 
tell the gospel story with plainness and preach 
his word with boldness regardless of who it 
hits. The number of accessions were not 
large but the church and community received 
the plain truth with the application accom- 
panying it. 

The church continues from these services 
with good interest and an outlook into the 
year. We are making plans for a greater 
year than last. The "W. M. S., the S. M. M., 
the Christian Endeavor, the Sunday school 
and church are all seeking to hold their rec- 
ords last year in the church calendar. Our 
Sunday school has recently created a pri- 
mary department including all the children 
to the Juniors. They will meet in the base- 
ment with their superintendent and Sister 
Sellers will lead this department of tie Bible 
school. Brother and Sister Sellers make a 
good team in all departments of the church. 
A suitable equipment will be provided for the 
children and they will have their own Sun- 
day school home. The Teacher Training class 
has just completed the three year course in 
Teacher Training. The commencement exer- 
cises will be held January 30. The class is 
not large. It enrolled three members in the 
beginning. At the close of the iirst year one 
member moved to North Manchester, taking 
her credits there to continue the work. The 
other two members of the class went on to a 
finish. The course was completed in a little 
more than two years. This work has been es- 
pecially encouraging in the short time it took 
to do the work and the quality of the work. 
No examination fell below 100 percent. Be- 
cause of this good work the Sunday school 
will be able to place 50 percent graduate 
teachers in the field and make the ten points 
in the Training department. The class de- 
serves the credit for this achievement and 
not the Sunday school. We think this is one 
of the most important departments of the Sun- 
day school. It is also greatly neglected. There 
is other news we might menton but space is 
getting too scarce. 

L. A. MYERS. 



OAKVILLE, INDIANA, BRETHREN 
CHURCH 

Early in the new year we wish to report the 
progress of the work here. Our Thanksgiving 
service at the church proved a success, being 
the first held tot many, many years. We shall 
try and make it an annual affair. The Christ- 
mas program rendered by the Sunday school 
was a credit to all who participated. The of- 
fering for White Gifts was commendable. 

The week preceding our revival services 



we had nightly cottage prayer meetings. These 
were interesting, and did much good. On De- 
cember 20th Brother A. L. Lynn and his good 
wife landed here and he preached the Gospel 
to us until January 7th. The spirit of the 
Lord was surely with him and upon him, for 
he preached the Gospel till it moved folks to 
think as they had not thought for many a day. 
The first ten days was quite rainy and 
stormy, but the crowds increased. We made 
calls daily out among the saved and unsaved. 
I never worked with an. evangelist who 
seemed to put forth his all for the Kingdom, 
as Brother Lynn did. He touched hearts 
seemingly as hard as stone in the homes. Con- 
viction came upon them, and moved many to 
tears. Only those hardened by years of "put- 
ting off the day of salvation" eould withstand 
his earnest appeal for righteous living. 

The final result was eleven added to the 
church roll. Two of these came by relation. 
Two others made the good confession, but 
have not decided where to make their church 
home. We are praying that they may locate 
in a " Whole Gospel church. ' ' Our forces are 
stimulated to greater activity, and the work 
in general has a new impetus. 

Brother and Sister Lynn made their head- 
quarters at the new parsonage and we tried 
to make them feel welcome. Having spent 
three years in Ashland College together as 
classmates and chums, we certainly enjoyed 
having them with us, to say the least. 

At a special business meeting on New 
Year's day some important things transpired. 
Among the most commendable was the launch- 
ing of a campaign to remodel our church 
building this coming spring and summer. This 
step seems to be pretty close to the one taken 
last year in the erection of a new parsonage, 
but we came out victorious in that, and now 
we shall attempt this one on the ground of 
FAITH. Though we have within sight $1,- 
000.00 raised by the Sunday shcool in the last 
two years, and the Christian Endeavor has a 
fund of $150.00 in cash and pledges, and the 
W. M. S. has $200.00 on hands. We are plan- 
ning on the brethren furnishing enough tim- 
ber from the fine farms to supply that por- 
tion of the material. A native gravel-bed is 
near at hand. Take it all in all the good 
Lord has already supplied us with some of the 
first needed things, and surely we as a church 
ought to have faith enough to carry us on 
through to VICTORY. Say Amen; brethren! 

Our crying need is more Sunday school 
room. We must have it. We have eight 
classes now, and by rights should have two 
more, but no place to care for them. The 
Juniors are being taken care of now at the 
parsonage during the whole Sunday school 
hour. The Sunday school is making good 
progress, with one of the best superintend- 
ents in charge there is in the state. We aim 
to make further progress in the name of the 
Lord. We shall organize a new class soon. 

The W. M. S. is doing commendable work, 
and can always be found at the helm. Our 
women are noted for doing things. God bless 
them. We need some one to take the lead in 
much of the church work. An S. M. M. has 
bee organized and work is begun. A Mission 
Study class is also working. 

The pastor is taking the spiritual status of 
the entire town and community to determine 



just how many homes have any religious 
worship of any kind whatever. Mr. Hal- 
penny of the State Sunday School Association 
made this statement: "That only about ten 
percent of the American homes had religious 
training or a family altar in them." That 
seemed deplorably few to us, so we deter- 
mined to find out about our own community. 
I am not quite half through with this can- 
vass now, but am finding conditions better 
than I had thought. But the Lord knows 
there is room for more of such consecration 
in the home. 

I shall compile these facts into a sermon on 
"Why Are You Lean?" and preach it on 
Sunday night. We are preaching revival ser- 
mons on Sunday nights on live themes, such 
as, "The Story of the Oakville Graveyard," 
"The Story of a Wasted Life," "Eventu- 
ally, Why Not Now?" On Sunday morning 
we are using such subjects as "Our Congre- 
gation's Future," "Has the Church Failed?" 
"Why the Church Has Lived." 

Our Sunday school is holding up around the 
100 mark, and the offerings are all the way 
from $4 to $26.00 per Sunday. Who can equal 
it? We shall keep you posted on our build- 
ing project as we progress. May the Lord 
keep us all faithful, is my prayer. 

W. R. DEETER. 



PASTOR WOOD'S HOME "RAIDED" 

Sixty Members of Congregation Take Pos- 
session and Fill Up the Larder. 

Tuesday evening about 8:30 o'clock the 
home of the Rev. L. G. Wood, pastor of the 
Third Brethren church, Morrellville, was en- 
tered by about 60 unmasked men and women. 
The ' ' raiders ' ' took the place by storm, and 
to the complete surprise of the minister and 
family. Fortunately no damage was done, 
either to property or person. 

After a very enjoyable social hour was 
spent, which was characterized by unanimous 
expressions of good will, and loading the din- 
ing table to its utmost capacity the visitors 
departed, leaving the parsonage replete with 
the necessaries of life. It was a real case of 
parishioners surprising their pastor and his 
family with a substantial "pounding." The 
following morning the pastor was heard to 
say that he thought he would recoved from 
the shock in a few days, but that the memory 
of the occasion would linger a long time. — 
Fiom The Johnstown Tribune under date of 
January 18, 1921. 



Mr. Shui L. Hoh, Executive Secretary of 
the Y. M. C. A. at Hongkong, who during the 
past academic year was a student at the 
Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, 
Connecticut, in a recent letter to the Inter- 
collegiate Prohibition Association, said: 

"We Chinese rejoice over the triumph of 
our American students in fighting the alcohol 
evil, but we regret to say that the same evil 
is, or has been bombarding our Chinese 
youths of all classes. This evil is an hundred 
times worse than the OPIUM EVIL against 
which We have been fighting and are at the 
point of triumph. We need the earnest pray- 
ers and co-operation of the true Christians of 
our sister republic for cleaning and uplifting 
society." 



FEBRUARY 2, 1921. 



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REPORT OF RECEIPTS FOR HOME 
MISSIONS 

(Continued from last week) 

Louisville, Ohio, 5.00 

*Miss Viola Knoll, Louisville, O. . . 5.00 

*Mr3. Sarah Keim, Louisville, 5.00 

*M. K. Moomaw, Louisville, O., 5.00 

*J. F. Painter & Family, Louis- 
ville, Ohio, 5.00 

■ *W. M. Society, Louisville, 5.00 

Br. Oh. Sergeanstville, N. J 20.00 

Br. Ch. Lanark, 111 117.00 

*Mrs. W. P. Johnson's Class, 

Lanark, 111 ^ . . . . 8.00 

*B. T. Burnworth, Lanark, 111 5.00 

*Fred L. Horner, Lanark, 111 5.00 

*]Ceystone S. S. Class, Lanark, 111. . . 5.00 

*E. W. Putorbaugh, Lanark, 111 5.00 

Br. Ch. Kew Troy, Mieh 5.00 

Bethel Br. Ch., Cassopolis, Mieh 18.00 

Br. Ch., Lathrop, Cal 11.50 

*Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Wolfe, Lathrop, 

Cal 10.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Wolfe, Lathrop, 

Cal 10.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. WIm. A. Eyhmer, Lath- 
rop, Cal 10.00 

*Mrs. Geo. E. Pepper, Lathrop, Cal. 5.G0 

*Edwar(i Reynolds, Lathrop, Cal. . . 5.00 
*Mrs. H. L. Coykendall, Lathrop, 

Cal 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Albert Landrey, Troy, 

Ohio, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Camden, Ohio, 18.10 

Br. Ch., West Alexandria, 15.00 

*Howard J. Haller, Dayton, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Martisburg, Pa 63.05 

*Florenee Wineland, Marti nsburg 

Pa 5.00 

*D. M. Klepser, Martinsburg, Pa. . . 5.00 

*J. E. Dilling, Martinsburg, Pa 5.00 

*S. 8. Class No. H, Martinsburg, Pa. 5.00 

Br. Ch. Denver, Ind 35.00 

Br. Ch. New Paris, Ind 1.00 

Br. Ch. & S. S., Buckeye City, O. .. 24.00 

Coriath Br. Ch. Twelve Mile, Ind. . . 41.05 

John H. Siders, Astoria, 111 3.00 

*Lena Evans, Claypool, Ind 5.00 

John Budd, Van Wert, 1.00 

Br. Ch. Pleasant Giovo, Williams- 
burg, Iowa, 2.00 

*Blanche L. Smith, Williamsburg, 

Iowa, 5.00 

*Mrs. J. A. Myere, Williamsburg, 

Iowa, 5.00 

*W. H. Sanger, Millersburg, la 5.00 

Br.Ch, Mexico, Ind 36.29 

*Josiah Maus, Denver, Ind 5.00 

Summit Mills Br. Ch. Meyersdale, 

Pa 20.00 

*John A. Miller, Meyersdale, Pa 10.0 ) 

*Austin Miller, Meyersdale, Pa 5.00 

*Herbert MiUer, Meyersdale, Pa. . . 5.00 
*Mrs. Austin Miller, Meyersdale, Pa. 5.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. M. Werner, Meyers- 
dale, Pa 10.00 

*Alice Miller, Meyersdale, Pa 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Eobert Keim, Myers- 

d»le. Pa 10.00 

Fairview Br. Ch, Washington C. H. 

Ohio, 75.48 

Br. Ch., Napanee, Ind 15.00 

*John Wisler, Nappanee, Ind 5.00 

*Mrs. John S. Wisler, Nappanee, 

Ind 5.00 

*C. E. Society, Nappanee, Ind 5.00 

Br. Ch. Eittman, 30.25 

College Corner Br. Ch. Wabash, 

Ind 20.00 

Calvary Br. Ch. Pittstown, N. J. .. 14.10 
*Mrs. Ella Eace, Pittstown, N. J. .. 8.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. H. K. Wright, Pitts- 
town, N. J 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. S. F. Weber, Pitts- 
town, N. J 6.00 

*Mrs. Edith Schubiger, Prenchtown, 

N. J. 5.00 

Br. Ch. Milledgeville, 111 90.00 

*Miss Fannie Walker, Milledgeville, 

ni 5.00 

*Samu6l Livengood, Milledgeville, 

m 5,00 



*J. E. Miller, Milledgeville, 111 5.00 

*Mrs. J. E. Miller, Milledgeville, 

111 .'. 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Miller, Milledge- 
ville, 111 5.00 

*Miles J. Snyder, Milledgeville, 111. 5.00 

*D. W. Miller, Sterling, 111 5.00 

*Mrs. Fannie Cheeseman, Chad- 
wick, 111 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. N. B. Smith, Frank- 
lin Grove, 111., 5.00 

*B. F. Sensenbaugh, Polo, 111 5.00 

Br. S. S. Warsaw, Ind 25.16 

*" Loyal Sons" Class, Warsaw, Ind 6.0.1 

*' ' Keystone ' ' Class, Warsaw, Ind. . . 8.70 

*" Friendship" Class, Warsaw, 12.00 

*" Mothers" Class, Wai-saw, 5.09 

*"We Brothers" Class, Warsaw, .. 7.90 

*Junior Class, Wfl,rsaw, 5. 10 

*H. M. Hartman & Family, Warsaw 5.00 

*W'. M. S., Warsaw, 25.00 

*Martha Armstrong, Atwood, Ind. . . 11.00 

*Beckie C. Smith, Bedford, Ind 5.00 

1st Br. Ch. & S. S. Johnstown, Pa. 128.31 

*Hulda Barclay, Johnstown, 5.00 

*Mrs. Mary A. Eeplogle, Johnstown, 5.00 

*J. K. Bole, Johnstown, 5.00 

*Albert Trent, Johnstown, 5.00 

''S. H. Fyock, Johnstown, 10.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. James W. Hunt, Johns- 
town, Pa 25.00 

Bethany Br. Ch. Hamlin, Kan 36.64 

*G. W. Dowell, Hamlin, Kan 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Claud Studebaker, 

Hamlin, Kan 5.00 

*G. F. Berkley, Hamlin, 5.00 

*J. H. Berkley, Hamlin, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Oakville, Ind 70.00 

*Charlie S. Kern, Oakville, Ind 5.00 

*Geo. Hoover, Oakville, Ind 5.00 

*Jacob Kirklin, Oakville, Ind 5.00 

*Frank Swain, Muncie, Ind 5.00 

*S. M. Swain, Oakville, Ind 5.00 

*Eosy K. Harry, Mt. Summit, Ind. . . 5.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Wilson, Stock- 
ton, N. J 5.00 

*MrE. Jane Fishtorn, Bunker Hill, 

Ind 5.00 

Br. Ch. Hudson, la 53.55 

1st Br. Ch. Eau Claire, Wisi 10.00 

New Enterprise 15r Ch Eoaiin, Ind 24.5 S 

1st Br. Ch. Allentown, Pa 16.50 

*Fehnels Bible Class, Allentown, Pa 5.00 

*Eev. C. E. Kolb, Allentown, .=5.00 

*C. E. Society, Allentown, 5.00 

'"Fellowship" Bible Class, Allen- 

lown, Pa ."i.OO 

*Wm. K. Yoder, Center Valley, Pa. 5.00 

*Mrs. Wm. Yoder, Center Valley, . . 5.00 

*A. S. Kline, Allentown, Pa 5.00 

*Eev. E. E. Fehnel, Allentown, 5.00 

*W. M. S., Allentown, 5.00 

*A: B. uTrner, Bethlehem, Pa 5.00 

*A. B. Turner, Bethlehem, Pa 5.00 

*Br. S. S., Allentown, Pa 5.00 

*James Belles & Family, Allentown, 6.00 
*Geo. Silberman & Family, Allen- 
town, Pa 6.00 

Br. Ch. Salem, Ohio, 57.65 

*Edward Geist, Salem, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Waterloo, la. (4th Quar- 
ter 1920) 40.00 

Br. Ch. & S. S. Washington, D. C. . . 78.02 

*James D. Boone, Washington, 20.00 

*Paul N. Brumbaugh, Wash 15.00 

*E. J. & K. Lyons, Washington, 10.00 

*Mrs. Keller, Washington, 8.00 

*B. F. Newcomer, Washington, .... 5.00 

*H. C. Doley, Washington, 5.00 

*H. E. Dooley, Washington, 5.00 

*Mrs. Brown, Washington, 5.00 

*Mts. Munch, Washington, 5.00 

*Harry Schultz, Washington, 5.00 

*F. M. West, Washington, 5.00 

Bethel Br. Ch. & S. S. Berne, Ind. . . 122.60 
* Young Women's Bible Class No. 

8, Berne, Ind 5.00 

*Mary Sipe, Berne, Ind 5.00 

*J. P. Sipe, Berne, Ind 10.00 

*F. C. Schaper, Mulvane, Kan 5.00 

Br, Ch. Mauertown, Va 76.00 

Br. Ch. Morrill, Kan 2.00 



*Eev. A. E. Whitted, Morril, Kan. . . 10.00 

*S. C. Flickinger, Morril, 10.00 

* J. F. Kistner, Morrill, 20.00 

*E. L. Flickinger, Morrill, 5.00 

*C. W. Kimmel, Longmont, Colo. . . 5.00 

*E. L. Eoyer, Morrill, Kan 5,00 

*Norman Beachy, Morrill, 5.00 

*W. C. Musser, Morrill, 5.00 

*Augusta M. Thompson, Portland, 

Ore 5.00 

*Eufus Miller, Morrill, Kan 5.00 

*C. W. Yoder, Morrill, Kan 5.00 

*Mrs. A. W. Lichty, Morrill, ' 5.00 

*Laui'a Lichty, Morrill, 5.00 

*C. W. Showalter, Morrill, 10.00 

*Gustav Wetzel, Morrill, 5.OO 

*August Fricke, Morrill, 10.00 

*D. E. Wagner Morrill, 20.00 

*S. E. Eoyer, Morrill, 5.00 

*Mrs. Glen McKim, Morrill, 5.00 

Br. Ch. XJniontown, Pa 68.00 

*Mrs. Geo. P. Griffin, Smithfield, 

Pa 10.00 

*Mrs. Matilda Antram, New Salem 

Pa 10.00 

*Eev. DyoU Belote, XJniontown, Pa. 5.00 

*Mrs. Dyoll Belote, XJniontown, Pa. 5.00 

*Chas. Abram, XJniontown, Pa 5.00 

*Mary Stacy, XJniontown, Pa 5.00 

*L. E. Solomon, XJniontown, 5.00 

*Mis3 Euth Johnson, XJniontown, .... 5.00 

*Nannie J. Heistand, XJniontown, . . . 5.00 

*W. M. S., XJniontown, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Umbel, Union- . . 5.00 

town. Pa 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. H. N. Krepps, Union- 
town, Pa 5.00 

Br. Ch. Miamisburg, O., 8.71 

*Agnes W. Puterbaugh, Dayton, O. . . 5.00 

Br. Ch. Tiosa, Ind 30.00 

*Mrs. H. W. Eobertson, Middle- 
town, Va 5.00 

Br. Ch. Mansfield, 24.40 

*Eev. A. L. DeLozier, Mansfield, O. 10.00 
*MrB. Susan Bezona, Fullterton, 

Calif 5.00 

Campbell Br. Ch., Lake Odessa, 

Mich 67.31 

Center Chapel S. S. & C. E. Soc. 

Peru, Ind 9.17 

Grenta Br. Ch. Belief ontaine, 50.00 

*S. M. M., Bellefontaine, 5.00 

*E. F. Miller, Bellefontaine, 10.00 

*Mrs. Mary Flora, Peru, Ind 5.00 

Br. Ch. & S. S. Compton Ave. Los 

Angeles, Calif 98.74 

*Dora Zimmerman, Los Angeles, 5.00 

*Ada C. Shaub, Los Angeles, 5.00 

*Mary C. Wrightsman, Los Angeles, 5.00 
*Eld. & Mrs. N. V. Leatherman 

Los Angeles, 5.00 

*Eld. M. D. Early, Inyokern, Cal. .. 5.00 

*W. Z. Lyons, .^an Gabriel, Cal 5.00 

*Mrs. A. B. Neher, Los Angeles, . . 5.00 

*Gerwin Neher, Los Angeles, 5.00 

*Lelia Neher, Lon Angeles, 5.00 

*A. E. Neher, Los Angeles, 5.00 

*F. I. Eunyon, Los Angeles, 5.00 

*Doroa3 Society. Los Angeles, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Ashland, 58.00 

*College Men's Bible Class Ashland, 5.00 

*E. J. Worst, Ashland, 15.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. B. P. Zercher, Ashland, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Kilhefner, Ashland 10.00 

*Mr & Mrs. I. D. Blotter, Ashland . . 5.00 

*Mrs. Iva Emmons, Ashland, 10.00 

*Mrs. E. J. Worst, Ashland, 5.00 

*Pauline Teeter, Ashland, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Hendrickson, .... 

Ashland, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. G. S. Baer, Ashland .. 5.00 

*Amy Worst, Ashland, 10.00 

*Dr. J. A. Miller, Ashland, 5.00 

Br Ch. Berlin, Pa 95.15 

*W. A. Seibert, Berlin, 10.00 

*Mrs. W. C. Benshoff, BerUn, 5.00 

*D. J. Musser, Berlin, 5.00 

*Mrs. A. J. Long, Berlin, 5.00 

*Minnie E. Dickey, Berlin, 5.00 

*Fred H. Piatt, Berlin, 5.00 

*A. J. Miller, Berlin, 5.00 

*F. H. Meyers, Berlin, 5.04) 



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FEBRUARY 2, 1921. 



^Progressive Bible Class, Berlin, .... 5.00 

■'Advance Bible Class, i'.erlin, 5.U0 

*young Men 's Bible Class, Berlin, . . 5.00 

*True Blue Bible Class, Berlin, 5.U0 

1st Br. Ch. No. Liberty, Ind 55.00 

*L. Lemuel Kilmev^ N. labcrty^ .... 5.00 

*Mrs. L. L. Kilmer, N. Libe.ty, -n.OO 

■"Claribel Kilmer, N. Liberty, 5.00 

*Helen Kilmer, iST. Liberty, o.OO 

*Kathryn Kilmer, N. Liberty, 5.00 

*W. M. S. N. Liberty, 5.00 

*C. C. Grisso & Family, N. Liberty, 5.00 

Zion Hill Br. Ch. Smithville, 100.0 J 

'Kuebeu K. Steiner, Smithville, .... 5.00 

*Mrs. W. A. Price, Nappanee, Ind. . . 5.00 

Clinton B. Wilson, Stockton, N. J. . . 2.00 

*Mrs. Sophia Keim, Louisville, O. . . 5.00 

Br. Ch. Burlington, Ind 51.00 

Mrs. Chas. Lancer, Clay City, Ind. . 1.00 

Grace Br. Ch., Milford, Ind 42.00 

Prank Cloud, Morril, Kan 1.00 

Br. Ch. Eoann, Ind 147.37 

3rd Br. Ch., Johnstown, Pa 8.50 

*L. G. Wood, Johnstown, ' 5.00 

Mt. View Br. Ch., HoUins, Va. . '. . . 15.00 

*Samuel Witter, Louisville, O. 5.00 

Br. S. S. Turlook, Cal 5.80 

*W. S. Viekers, Eaton, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Altooua, Pa 43.25 

*.'Vbr;im Sollenberger, Altoona, Pa, . . 5.O0 

*Mrs. Abram Sollenberger, Altoona, 5.00 

*M:rs. W. W. Wertman, Altoona, 5.00 

■■■ W. B. C, Altoona, Pa 5.00 

Bethlehem Br. Ch. Harrisburg, Va. . . 50.00 

*Eay E. Winrotte, Walkerton, Ind. 5.00 

Br. Ch. New Lebanon, 47.85 

*Mrs. Susie Anderson, Ne^v Lebanon, 5.00 
*Eld. Geo. W. Kinzie & Family 

New Lebanon, 10.00 

"Mrs. Minnie Weaver, New Lebanon, 5.00 

*Mrs. Fred Wysong, New Lebanon 5.50 

*Frank J. Weaver, New Lebanon, . . 5.00 

Salem Br. Ch. Salem, 2.00 

Liberty Br. Ch. Quicksburg, Va 15.00 

Br. Ch. No. Manchester, Ind 7.00 

Br. Ch. Pittsburg, Pa 100.00 

Br. Ch. Jones Mills, Pa 9.00 

*Eld. & Mrs. S. W. Wilt, Juni&ta, 

Pa 5.00 

1st Br. Ch. Canton, 78.8H 

*Inez Summers, Canton, 5.00 

*Mrs. Frank Sutton, Canton, 5.00 

*Mrs. J. A. Guiley, Canton, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Frank Smith, Canton, . . 5.00 
* Loyal Women's Bible Class, Can- 
ton, Ohio, 5.00 

*W. M. S., Canton, 10.00 

*"Miss Vina Snyder, Canton, 5.00 

*Mi's. Harry. H. Herbruck, Canton, . . 5.00 

*J. J. Hang, Canton, 5.00 

*Eev. F. C. Vanator, Canton, 5.00 

*Bessie Snyder, Canton, 5.00 

*P. M. Snyder, Canton, 5.00 

*Miss Ella Geidlinger, Canton, 5;00 

Br. Ch. Huntington, Ind. (Quar- 
terly) 31.00 

Yellow Creek Br. Ch., Hopewell, 

Pa 12.00 

Pairview Br. Ch. Wjashington C. H. 10.00 
Pleasant Valley Br. Cr. Accident, 

Md 5.90 

Br. Ch. Flora, Ind 81.23 

*Albert M. & Clara E.' Clark, Flora, 

Ind 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. Olaf K. Brown, Flora 

Ind 5.00 

*Lee F. Myer, Flora, 5.00 

S. Deaner, Spring Hope, Pa 2.00 

*Dr. J. L. & L. D. Warvel, North 

Manchester, Ind 5.00 

Br. Ch. La Verne, Cal 75.00 

Br. Ch. Inmestone, Tenn 33.15 

Nancy Haines, Woodland, Cal 1.00 

Br. Ch. Long Beach, Cal 200.00 

Isaac Clapper, Louisville, 2.00 

Mrs. Jennie A. Woods, Powersville 

Mo 2.50 

Maple Grove Br. Ch., Eaton, Ind. . . 13.79 

1st Br. Ch. Dayton, 114.0d 

1st Br. Ch., Sunnyside, Wash 106.19 

1st Br. Ch. Mt. Pleasant, Pa 12.50 

*C. Rowland, Sunnyside, Wash . 5.00 



*Mrs. C. Rowland, Sunnyside, 5.00 

*Mrs. W. S. .Bell, Sunnyside, 5.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Courtney, Out- 
look, Wash 5.00 

*Mr3. E. Banker, Sunnyside, Wash. . . 5.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Reed, Sunnyside, 5.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Miller, Sunnyside 5.00 
*Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Enney, Sunny- 
side, Wash 5.00 

'Benjamin Hoover, Sunnyside, 5.00 

*Mrs. C. H. Ashman, Sunnyside, .... 5.00 

*W, S. McClain, Toppenish, Wash. . . 5.00 

December Interest 4.65 

No. Georgetown, O., Br. Ch 9.30 

1st Br. Ch. Roanoke, Va 29.90 

*Edward Nininger & Wife, Roanoke 50.00 

*Men's Bible Class, Roanoke, 5.00 

*J. H. Nininger, Roanoke, 5.00 

*E. J. Largin, Roanoke, 5.00 

*E. E. Baleman, Roanoke, 5.00 

*S. M. Coffey, Roanoke, 5.00 

"'Mrs. G. R. Hooke, Roanoke, 5. 00 

*'Mrs. H. M. Oberholtzer, Roanoke, . . 5.00 
*Miss Dortohy Oberholtzer, Roan- 
oke, Va 5.00 

*Gleaners Bible Class, Roanoke, .... 5.00 

■'Br. S. S., Roanoke, 5.00 

■'^" Alice E. Stover, Sunnyside, Wash. . 10.09 
*Mr. & Mrs. John Bricker, Ros.i- 

ville, Ind 6.00 

Ardmore Br. Ch., South Bend, 

Ind. 15.00 

*World Wide Missionary Society, 

Long Beach, Cal 5.00 

Br. Ch. Fort Scott, Kansas, (Tem- 
porary Loan) 500.00 

Nov. &. Dec. Total .$8356.79 

KENTUCKY FUND 
Novemlier 

Mrs. H. J. Frantz, Enid, Okla $ 3.00 

■'W. M. S. Flora, Ind 15.00 

*Dora Domer, N Manchester, Ind . . 5.00 

■*Lydia A. Baker, Swanton, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Lost Creek, Ky 33.53 

^Primary S. S. Falls City, Nebr 10.00 

*A California Friend, 5.00 

■"Charles J. Berkeybile, Mifflin, Pa. 25.00 

*Hortense C. Wertz, Crestline, O. . . . 25.00 

Br. S. S. Goshen, Ind 50.00 

DecBKi^er 

*Lydia Ann Baker, Swanton, 5.00 

*Ethel M. Flora, Roann, Ind 5.00 

Clay City, Ind. S. S 5.00 

*G. W. Powell, Turlock, Cal 20.00 

*Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Perry, Grand 

Bay, Abibaraa 5.00 

*Mrs. Geo. E. Pepper, Lathrop, Cal. 5.(?J 

Mrs. Sarah Drolte, Helena ,Okla., . . 2.00 , 

K. Schul & Wife, Grenola, Kan 1.00 

*S. M. M., Belief ontaine, 5.00 

*W. M. S. Belief ontaine, 15.00 

Mrs. D. W. Campbell, Sandusky, O. 1.00 
*Junior C. E. Society, Long Beach, 

Cal 5.00 

*Mrs. Minnie Weaver, New Leb- 
anon, Ohio, 5.00 

Br. Ch. Lost Creek, Ky 16.09 

Mrs. Roy Decker, Augusta, Mich. . . 1.00 
*Mrs. Edward C. Haokett, Hamp- 
ton, N. J 10.00 

Vianna Esther Haekett, Hampton, 

N. J 1.00 

*B. Frank Buzard, Vandergfirt, Pa. 5.00 

Mrs. Eliza Miller, Aleppo, Pa., 1.00 

*LilLa McCann, Cameron, W. Va. 5.00 

Total $ 294.62 

Missionary Educational Puncl 
*" Willing Church Workers" Bible 

Class, Dayton, Ohio, $ 8.00 

*" Willing Church Workers" Bible 

Class, Dayton, Ohio, 4.80 

*Home Builders Bible Class, Day- 
ton, Ohio, 10.00 

Total $22.80 

Miscellaneous Fund 
Proposed New Diiiing Room, Lost Creek, Ky. 

Home Builders Bible Class, Dayton, O. $75.00 

Total $75.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

William A. Gearhart, 
General Missionary Secretary. 



IN THE SHADOW 



GARBQR — Elihu A., departed this life at 
his farm home near Lexington, Ohio, on De- 
cember 20, 1920 in his fortieth year. His de- 
parture was occasioned by the shot of a gun, 
held by a neighbor, said to have bcen^ acci- 
dentally discharged. The deceased was the 
son of Mr. and Mi's. Frank L. Garber, a fain- 
ily favorably known to the church. Frank L. 
i.s one of our faithful College Trustees. The 
departed son was one of the several children 
who have attended the college, he having 
graduated from the Normal course with Class 
'04. After teaching in the public schools for 
sometime he engaged in fanning. He was 
generally successful and highly esteemed by 
all who knew him. Besides his parents, bro- 
thers and sisters, he leaves a devoted wife 
and four nice children to moiiin his earth- 
ly departure. But they sorro'W not as those 
who have no hope. He was a member of the 
Ankenytown Brethren church from which 
the funeral was held by the undersigned in 
the absence of the pastor. 

J. A. GAEBEIl. 



SHirE — R. A. Shipe, a member of the Bre- 
thren church at Mathias, W. Va., departed 
Dec. 14tli, 1920, at the age of 49 years, 1 
month and 21 days. 

The deceased was as active member in his 
community in the organization each year 
for a Sunday school. Funeral by the writer 
to a large congregation. 

ARTHUR SNIDER. 



MIIvIiER — Geo. F. Miller, a highly respect- 
ed citizen and a member of the Brethren 
churcli at Kimsey's Run, died Jan. 11th, at 
the age of 58 years, 9 months and 11 days. 
Funeral by the writer in the Brethren church 
at that place. 

Brother Miller was one who was instru- 
mental in helping start the Brethren work 
at that place. 

ARTHUR SNIDER. 

FITZWATER — Bother Oscar Fitzwater was 
killed in an automobile accident near Mt. 
Jackson, Va., Jan. 16th, and was brought 
home (or burial. 

Brother Fitzwater was treasurer of the 
Brethren church at this place, also was 
building up a nice garage business, but at 
the age of 35 years, 9 months and 2 days 
passed into eternity. He leaves a widow, 
tliree children and a host of friends. One of 
the largest, if not the largest crowd that 
ever assembled at a funeral at tliis place, 
gathered at the Brethren church here. 

Funeral by the writer. 

ARTHUR SNIDER. 

HUFPORD — Susanna Grable H\ifford, wife 
of David Hufford, departed this life Decem- 
ber 27th, 1920, aged 78 years, 7 months and 
20 days. She lived a beautiful Christian life 
and was a member of the Higiiland Bre- 
thren church. She leaves a husband, one son 
and three daugliters, %vho mourn tlie loss of 
one whom they dearly loved. The Loi'd com- 
fort them. Funeral services at the Ten Mile 
Baptist church, conducted by the writer. 

M. C. MYERS. 

SPEJfCE — John Spence was born in 
Powell's Port, Va., June 29, ISSO, and de- 
parted this life January S, 1921. Brother 
Spence was baptized intotheBrethrenchurch 
about ten years ago and was a good hus- 
band, neighbor and father. He was an hon- 
est, truthful, sober and upright man. He was 
married about eight years ago to Vernon 
Fisher and he leaves his 'Wife and three 
small cliildren to mourn his departure, one 
child being only about three weeks old. Bro- 
ther Spence lost his life in his prime and 
robust health sawing wood for a neighbor. 
He owned a motor wood saw and in trying 
to tlirow the belt after he had finished saw- 
ing he tried to push it off with his foot and 
his leg was thrown into the saw, cutting the 
main artery and he bled' to death in twenty 
ralntues. 

Funeral services by the writer assisted by 
I-tev. McGuire of the U. B. church, before a 
large congregation of friends. 

GEO. A. COPP. 



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Volume XLIII 
Number 6 



February 9 
1921 




One -Is Your-T^aster -and -Ail-Ye -Are- Brethren - 





THE FAMINE IN CHINA 



AREA Five northern provinces, Cliili, Sliensi, Shansi, 

Honan and Shantung. 100,000 square miles; 45,- 
000,000 population. 

CAUSE Nearly one and one-half years continuous drought. 

Rainfall decreased from 25 inches a year to less 
than 3 inches. 

NUMBERS 45,000,000 Chinese directly affected; 15,000,000 
facing immediate starvation; 10,000 dying daily. 

WHAT IT The break-up of civilization in North China unle::s 

MEANS TO halted by American relief. A vast region soon to 

CHINA collapse commercially, economically and morally, 

which Mill persist for a generation. 

WHAT IT Opijortunity to help a friendly nation in distress, 
MEANS TO strengthen existing ties and share Christ's com- 
AMERICA passion for the multitudes, 15,000,000 of whom 
will die without our help. 

THE To feed and to save lives : 

NEED 3c will save one life one day. 

$1 will save one life one month. 

$5 will save one family one month. 

HOW TO Send money to THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST, 
GIVE or direct to Vernon Munroe, treasurer China Fam- 

ine Fund, Bible House, New York City. 

SAVE A LIFE IN CHINA 




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Kind of Folks Needed in 1921— B. T. Burnworth, 

Editorial Review, 

The Shout of Victory— W. S. Bell, 

The Importance of Personal Evangelism — M. M. Hoover, 

Signs of Christ 's Return' — R. Paul Miller, 

Agape (II) The Cleansing by Washing, — rE. E. Roberts, 
The Conservation of Soul Forces — L. G. Wood, 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

2 The Need of Christian Patience — Miss Sarah Phillips, 

The Baracea and Philathea Sunday School Classes, Sunnyside 

Washington, jO 

Enlarging the Huture — E. A. Rowsey, n 

A Harrowing Picture of the Chinese Famine, 12 



News from the Field, 12-16 



ED ITORI AL 
Kind of Folks Needed in 1921 



As I write we are yet in the first month of the new year and it 
is not too late to think together about the kind of folk we need in 
this wonderful new time and whether we are the right kind. The 
world is where people are. Neither a desert with its uninhabited 
wastes, nor a boulevard with empty houses on either side is much of 
a world. The proof is that people die of homesickness as they do 
of pneumonia and the former is the more deadly. God would not 
care for an uninhabited earth, for the climax of his creative genius 
is seen in making man; and the earth was created for his habitat. 

We live in the corn belt, yet we are not here because of the corn 
or the high priced land but because of the people that live here. The 
proof again is if all the people were to leave here, no one man would 
remain alone. Somehow the sun would not shine as brightly, nor the 
birds sing so sweetly, nor the flowers seem so fragrant, because man 
is a social being and by nature is neither an aesoetic nor a recluse. 
So after all, people are the inexorable necessity to our happiness, yet 
is it not strange then that we do not feel upon a whole a greater 
interest and feel a greater responsibility for those about us? For as 
we seek to make them better and happier we are adding to the ful- 
ness of our own happiness. 

What kind of folk then do we need in 1921? 

1. The kind that are interested in others. We must be inter- 
ested in others — all of them, since no man can be truly happy until 
all are happy just as we cannot say our joy is complete as long as 
children are starving, or even as long as there are unsaved about 
us. This raises the question as to whether all people are essential 
to our happiness. It would seem that they are not; indeed some make 
us very unhappy; we say they are bad folks. But some are not nec- 
essarily bad, but well-meaning people, yet they do not make us par- 
ticularly happy. However not every one that disagrees with me is 
necessarily bad. But if we would be happy let us strive to tnake all 
the so-called bad good. For the unemployed I would say here is a 
job that will last all through the year and longer, and it pays big. 
We don't want to create a rogue's gallery here and catalog all who 
need to feel the transforming power. But by way of illumination, 
there is the fault-finder, the complainer, the knocker, the religious 
dyspeptic, all creatures of habit, and if they could be aroused from 
their pessimism by doing something constructive all of us would be 
happier. 

Then we must be interested in those that hinder our efforts 
toward the realization of the highest ideals. They lack vision and 
we must patiently lead the blind. I think toleration of those that 
do not see as we do, is too much of a rarity. If we are going to 
expect much from others, let us also remember that they have a right 



to expect much from us. Too often we, like the disciples of old, 
are filled with indignation at those that are really seeking the same 
thing that we are. By this time it is apparent that we are, after all, 
very much inter-related in the affairs of life in general and would 
it not be a fine thing if every one in a community would become in- 
terested in every other one's highest 'and 'greatest good? We need 
folk like that. 

2. We need, not creatures of, but creators of environment, In 
fact people are very much what we make and allow them to be. I, 
like other preachers, have had a good many kinds of neighbors, but 
I yet have the first time to have trouble with them. One very good 
neighbor was a saloon keeper, active in his business. I helped to vote 
him out of his job, but it was not a personal fight. So if we ara 

Sour our neighbors are not apt to be sweet; 

Discordant, they are not apt to be harmonious; if we 

Swear at them, they will not quote Scripture back at us, if 

Doubtful, they will not be full of faith. 

We are largely an echo and a reflection, or psychologically we 
are a part of all we meet. When John Paton went to the New 
Hebrides he was the only Christian there; when he left there were 
no cannibals. The stronger affect the weaker most. The effect of 
faith, hope and light is a constant miracle. We so often fail to ex- 
press our appreciation. If we would, mayhap a friend would go right 
on with his fine work, but he ceases because nobody seems to care. 
So we make and unmake those about us. Let's go out of our way 
this year and cross the street to shake the hand of the man that ha» 
done a fine piece of work and is so interested in the welfare of men 
that he refuses to give up and believe they are totally depraved. Let 
us shake hands with those that feel the lure of tomorrow. The man 
that lives for today is narrow, his mind is a rogues' gallery, he re- 
members those about him by the mistakes they have made, he keeps 
no record of their reform and the good accomplished. Those that 
have the lure of the tomorrow have a different perspective, they are 
apt to be engaged in the amelioration of the unfortunate social, in- 
dustrial and religious condition, that on the morrow all will be bet- 
ter and happier. 

Hope is the watchword of those that have vision. Faith may be 
greater than hope and charity, the greatest of all, but without hope, 
faith would have a broken wing and love would falter and fail. When 
I meet hope by the way and converse for a moment I go on my way 
with a heart full of song, my faith vitalized and my love extended, 
broadened and deepened toward my fellowmen. The warrior hopes 
and -ndns; the student that hopes becomes a scholar; the farmer hopes 
and reaps the harvest. The philanthropist hopes and benefits a nd 



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blesses humanity. Genius hopes and writes the best poetry, preaches 
the best sermons, discovers new continents. Faith is the most vision- 
ary thing in the world, love is the divinest, but hope is the most 
practical. Faith is not the substance of things unless hoped for. We 
need people of faith, hope, and love in 1921, for they are the ones 
that are sure to be not creatures but creators of environment. 

3. We need great convictions. The Psalmist exclaimed, ' ' Happy 
is the people whose God is the Lord." The man who trusts in him 
is going somewhere and he knows where. He doesn't hope to get one 
place while traveling in the opposite direction. I want to hold for a 
minute the hand of a man that has such convictions but I must not 
detain him for he is an Eastern traveler with his face toward the 
sunrise of a perfect day. I must not detain him for he is likely en- 
gaged in some great unselfish objective, but as I hold his hand it is 
like connecting up with a -power house and as I see the gleam in his 
eye and hear the music of his voice my own soul is being surcharged. 

People of conviction have a lasting message. We should have a 
great national hymn whose title or refrain should be "Our God is 
marching on." I know you will want to stop me and say that these 
are perilous times; that really the war is not over; we didn't join 
the League of Nations. But I would say, Beware of the rain crow, 
that insists on reminding us that it is going to rain while the sun is 
shining. True, this is no time for smug complacency, but neither is 
it a time to surrender to Satan. 

We sincerely need people that know enough to know that this is 
the most wonderful time the world has ever known in which to live. 
Our Lord is leading on. Say not thou, What is the cause, that the 
former days were better than these, for thou dost not inquire wisely. 
Some of these days our industrial, economic and social wrongs will 
be righted, we will realize that history is prophetic and from the tur- 
moil of the present will come the dawn on the morrow 

"When each shall seek the others good 
And dwell in noble brotherhood." 

These are some of the folks we will need in 1921. What kind 
are you? May each of us have embodied in our New Year resolutions 
such as will make us more genuinely true patriotic Christian citizens, 
interested in the highest good of friend and neighbor and realize that 
the year's greatest opportunity will be "the chance to work faith- 
fully." 

B. T. BUENWORTH. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



First we had the evangelist's view, next the pastor's and now 
we have the layman 's - view of the evangelistic campaign at Morrill, 
Kansas, and all are agreed that it was a most successful campaign. 

Seldom are such successful meetings so briefly reported as the. 
Conemaugh meeting reported in this issue over the signature . of 
Brother George H. Jones, the pastor and evangelist of his campaign, 
but we doubt if any letter will be more widely read. 

Brother L D. Bowman reports that his evangeUstie campaign held 
at Elk Lick, West Virginia, was successful in saving a number of 
souls, notwithstanding the handicaps he was compelled to work 
against. He found that Brother Coleman, the present pastor, had 
been the large and substantial factor in this church from the begin- 
ning. 

Brother James S. Cook's report concerning the work his noble 
little band of the Salem, Ohio, church is doing should inspire many a 
stronger church to greater undertakings. They experienced a season 
of spiritual refreshing recently under the evangelistic preaching of 
Brother Geo. W. Elinzie. 

Brother W. T. Lytle, pastor of the Burlington, Indiana, church 
reports his work at that place where advance steps are being taken. 
He also lays bare the situation at Bar-nan, where until recently he 
was pastor, and where the church is losing its life to find it in its 
neighboring churches which seem to possess the field. It is to Brother 
Lytle 's credit that the difficulty was settled as wisely and amicably 
as it was. Though there will be one less church organization, there 



is not likely to be any less Brethren people. For that there should 
be gratitude, notwithstanding the disappointing result which has 
seemed inevitable. 

It was a most successful campaign in which Brother A. T. Wirick, 
pastor of the North Liberty, Indiana, church served as his own evan- 
gelist. Brother Wirick has only recently taken charge of this pastor- 
ate, since the resignation of Brother C. C. Grisso, but he was formerly 
pastor there for five years. 

The Mansfield, Ohio, church ha's not always been able to see 
reasons for encouragement, but they should be encouraged by the con- 
dition in which they find themselves at present. Under the efficient 
pastoral care of Prof. A. L. DeLozier, the Lord is blessing them, soula 
are being added to their number, and every department is being 
strengthened. 

If every church does its duty toward the Superannuated Minis- 
ters, those noble men of God will feel that the church really appre- 
ciates the sacrifices they have made and they will be happy, more- 
over the Benevolence Board will be able to meet its obligations 
promptly and its task will be made easier. Let us all be prompt and 
be generous. 

By the kindness of Brother H. V. Wall, we are in receipt of the 
1921 "Year Book" of the Long Beach church. Among the many 
excellent features of this 40 page booklet, we find a "budget-cate- 
chism" which sets forth the budget system in a manner that must 
certainly make it clear to, and win to its acceptance, every one who 
reads it. 

Brother M. L. Sands writes concerning his leave-taking of the 
Calvary-Sergeantsville charge and of the splendid character of these 
people, and also of the splendid reception he received at Fremonr, 
Ohio, where he is now pastor. He recently closed a revival meeting 
in which the church was greatly blessed. His concern for the de- 
tached Brethren people should be more widely experienced, and effort 
to save them for the church should be more generally made. 

If any pastor fails to receive a supply of Bicentenary stationery 
he may charge that failure to those of us who failed for one reason 
or another to send to Brother Miles J. Snyder the mailing lists of the 
several districts, and may secure his supply by making request to 
Brother Snyder at Milledgeville, Illinois. How much lighter the work 
of the various servants of the brotherhood could be made if every one 
would take care of correspondence promptly! Let us all reform in thii 
particular. 

Brother Orville D. Jobson, Jr., of 5950 Springfield Avenue, Phila- 
delphia, who is in school preparing for the ministry, has accepted the 
call of the Calvary-Sergeantsville, New Jersey, pastorate for the 
remainder of the conference year, according to a personal communi- 
cation recently received from Brother Jobson. He has been supply- 
ing these pulpits for some time, but owing to the inability of these 
churches to secure a resident pastor, he has consented to serve them 
in connection 'with his school work. May God richly bless him in 
his first pastorate. 

Dr. Bame in his ' ' Travel Flashes ' ' reports about as wide extremes 
so far as evangelistic success is concerned as we ever hear of evan- 
gelists having. At Sidney he poured out his messages with scarcely 
any visible results, while at Dayton his messages were met with glor- 
ious responses. Every heart will be thankful for the fruit reaped at 
Dayton, yet why not be thankful for the sowing of the good seed at 
Sidney. Every farmer is happy when the seed has been well sown, 
for he then looks forward to the harvest. 

President Jacobs' "College News" contains "news" of interest ' 
to all. While the local college canvass has of necessity been post- 
poned, every assurance has been given by the local committee that it 
will be made at the earliest moment possible. In the meantime might 
it not be worth while for the brotherhood to pray that God may cause 
conditions to be so shaped that great success may come to the cam- 
paign when it is launched'? And when you have prayed, let God in- 
spire your own heart to do more than pray. For after all the support 
of our own college depends, first, last and always, on our own people. 



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THE BRETHREN BICENTENARY MOVEMENT PAGE 



1723 1923 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, Editor 



The Shout of Victory 



The Victory shout is heard all along the line in the field 
of evangelism. So far this has been the greatest year in the 
history of our denomination. Victories are being multiplied 
and more reports coming in. 

The two biggest months are before us, while many 
spring campaigns are being planned. 

The field is being well covered and we expect before 
the conference year is passed that every one of our churches 
will have held a meeting. We have a right to expect 3,000 
members to be added to the church before the year is 
over. 



Some of the Big Ingathering's 
Sunnyside, Washington, 105. Bryan, Ohio, 50. 
Buena Vista, Virginia, 100. Dagrton, Ohio, 120. 
Goshen, Indiana, 78. 

Not that these are the most important meetings held, 
but places where the harvest was ready to gather. Any 
campaign where the Gospel is preached by earnest, conse- 
crated men is a success, whether many or few are added to 
the membership. There can be no harvest without the sow- 
ing ; seed time and harvest are inseparably related. 

"Go forward and occupy," is the command. It is ours 
to obey, and leave the results with God, who gives the in- 
crease. 



VICTORY CAMPAIGNS HELD 



Churches 

Palls City 
Louisville 
Bryan 
Dayton 
New Paris 
Buena Vista 
Ft. Scotti 
Morrill 
Beaver City 
Spokane 
Eow Valley 
Accident 
Hollidaysburj 



Pastor 

Stuckman 
Eiddle 
Maus 

Cobb 

Duker 

Jennings 

Cone 

Whitted 

Flora 

Miller 



Flora 
Smith 



Evangelist 


Churches 


Ashman 


Mt. Pleasant 


Burnworth 


Buckeye City 


Wirick 


Oakville 


Bame 


Burlington 


Mclnturff 


Hagerstown 


Bowman 


Gatewood 


Miller 


Linwood 


Ashman 


Berlin 


Bauman 


Nappanee 


Kimmel 


County Line 


Sell 


Long Beach 


Grisso 


Huntington 


Smith 


Dayton 


AT HOME 



Pastor 

Crawford 

Deeter 
Lytle 
Cover 

Tombaugh 
Benshoif 
Miller 

Bauman 
Brower 
Cobb 



Evangelist 

Grisso 

BovsTnan 

Lynn 

Burnworth 

Bowman 

Bowman 

Benshoff 

Aboud 

Miller 

Grisso 

Bauman 

Eppley 

Bame 



I am now in Sunnyside, Washington with my family, 
taking care of the Avork here, while Brother Ashman is in 
the field. If any of the churches have been unable to secure 
an evangelist, if you will write me here will do what I can 
to secure help for you. Some of the best meetings in the 
past, have been held in the spring and early summer. Let 
Qs come up to next Annual Conference with a clean slate and 
r>.nowing we have done our best. 

W. S. BELL, Sunnyside, Washington. 

Praise God for the shout of victory ! Tliis fine recount- 
ing of the successes of our workers and of the glorious Gos- 
pel ought to send a thrill of delight to the heart of every 
loyal Brethren. We can not too many times recount that 



the Word of God is seed and when rightly sown gets a har- 
vest. I am just returning from one of the greatest victories 
of the Gospel ever won by ministry and that back where 
we had served some of the people for eleven years — at Day- 
ton. Go forth, my brother evangelist, knowing that when 
you have preached the glorious Gospel as our Christ gave it, 
that you are using the mightiest instrument in all the world. 
All the mighty power of the triune Godhead is back of it, 
and all the demons in hell and out of it can not defeat you. 
Do not forget to write Bell if you .need help in evangelism. 
Remember God does not confine himself to seasons or times. 
Remember our slogan, "A revival in every church, ANNU- 
ALLY." Has your church had yours! 

BAME. 



Tobacco Handicaps Hand and Brain. By win h. Brown 



The October number of the Journal of Industrial Hy- 
giene, Boston, contains a lengthy article by Drs. J. P. Baum- 
berger aiid E. G. Martin, of the Stanford University facul- 
ty, on "Fatigue and Efficiency of Smokers in a Strenuous 
Mental Occupation." They studied the records of fourteen 
telegraph operators, for three days, in a large city telegraph 
office. Two were women and did not smoke. Seven of the 
men were heavy smokers and five were light smokers. None 
were allowed to smoke on duty. 

The records were based on the average message rate 
per hour. The heavy smokers averaged 38, the light smok- 
ers 40.1. and the women 46.6. The ability to react by in- 
creased effort to an increased amount of work was also 
studied. Here again the heavy smokers were at the bottom 
of the list and the women at the top. 

A recent issue of the Monthly Labor Review contained 



a study of the subject, "Duration of Wage Earners' Dis- 
ability," by Boi'is I^mmet, Ph.D. He treats of many occu- 
pations, rating the proportionate injury of each all the way 
from one to twenty-five weeks. Seven of the leading trades 
or occupations make a more favorable showing than tobac- 
so and cigar manufacturing, viz. : Textile workers, clay 
products workers, engineers and firemen, glassworkers, 
machinists, molders and plumbers. For disability from 
work for twenty-five weeks or more, the above trades do 
not near approach the percent of the tobacco men thus dis- 
abled, indicating the more permanently weakening effect of 
those compelled to breathe tobacco-laden atmosphere. 

The above studies were purely scientific, thus making 
the findings of the professors all the more significant for 
those who want to know the truth about tobacco. 

Oakland, California. 



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GENERAL ARTICLES 



The Importance of Personal Evangelism. By m. m. Hoover 



The revival campaign is on. The stage is all set. The 
choir of Christian voices has sung; a splendid invitation song. 
The minister has concluded a masterful, spirit -filled message 
and has given an earnest, honest appeal for souls to accept 
the Christ. The vast audience awaits the response. The 
evangelist stands with ready hand to welcome the sinner. 
But alas, no response; not a move forward by any one. 
"What!" says the minister, "No one to accept Chi-ist to- 
night ! Are you going to spurn again this blessed gift of sal- 
vation?" Again he tarries when all is deathly quiet. He 
seems distressed. Now he philosophizes for a moment, then 
asks his large audience, ' ' How many of you are Christians ? ' ' 
"Oh, that's the answer," says the minister, when nearly 
every hand is raised. "The folks, I thought I was speaking 
to aren't here at all." 

Again, we are traveling across the great Sahara. It's 
our first experience in a desert land. We're dusty; we're 
tired and weary of the jolt of our bea'jt, but oil ! so very 
thirsty. On we plod ; we surely must be scorching ; we can 
never endure it longer. But look! look yonder! there's 
water, there's relief; that parched tongue will revive again. 
We hurry on, we run our beasts, — but alas we never reach 
that water. The thirst-quenching oasis proved to be nothing 
more than the desert mirage. 

The application is this: The folks for whom revival 
efforts are planned, and Avhom you thought you would reach 
never hear the messages. Not, that I oppose revival efforts. 
Never ; the enthusiasm, encouragement and blessings derived 
by the professing membership are Avorth all the time, money 
and energy that are expended, if not a single soul is won to 
Christ. The reason revival efforts are not as fruitful as we 
think they ought to be, and as our older folks tell us they 
used to be, is not because the evangelist doesn't do his part, 
or that the music isn't worth hearing, or the meeting house 
isn't comfortable or attractive, or the service is dragged out 
too late into the night, or that God has withdrawn his holy 
Spirit from our presence, — no, it is mainly, if not altogether, 
due to the fact that the membership is doing nothing but 
warming the benches. Very strikingly was this thought 
brought to me recently as a minister in his prayer, com- 
menting on Gideon's great victory, said, "Remember, it was 
not only the sword of Jehovah, but of Gideon also." St. ■ 
Paul says, "We are ambassadors, therefore on behalf of 
Christ." Isn't it a very great honor to be an ambassador of 
our ovm United States? How much greater the honor and 
blessed the privilege to be accounted worthy to be an am- 
bassador for our Lord Jesus Christ. When a nation's am- 
bassador ceases to function favorably, he is speedily re- 
called. Oh, the longsuffering and patience and grace of our 
Master that he hasn't long since called away his faithless 
ambassadors. "Here, moreover, it is required in stewards, 
that a man be found faithful" (1 Cor. 4:2). The parable 
of the pounds portrays the fact that the nobleman left each 
of his ten servants a single pound with instructions to 
"trade herewith till I come." The one gained ten pounds 
with commendation and reward; another, five poundsAvith 
similar reward ; but the one who gained nothing but hid his 
pound suffered the Lord's rebuke, "Take away from him the 
pound, and give it unto him that hath the ten pounds." Re- 
member, he lost not only his pound, but his Lord's confi- 
dence. 

The last words our Lord spoke before he ascended to 
the glory world were these, "Ye shall be my witnesses both 
in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and in Samaria, and unto the 
uttermost part of the earth." Brother Christian, you are 
duty bound to function in one of these classes. You can't 



chide the Lord when you refuse to go to a mission field and 
then sit down and do nothing for him at home. I repeat, 
A^'herever you are, you must witness for Jesus Christ. 

Now, to get a little closer to my subject, many of us 
are working for great corporations or business enterprises. 
Most of us, I judge, have been treated to some Christmas 
candies, or smokes to those who smoke, and our families 
liave beenl remembered in a general way at some stage of our 
career by that company. But what did you and me and the 
most good was not that general benevolent treatment which 
was common to all ; it was that slap on your shoulder by the 
foreman in charge, who said, "We are glad to have you 
with us; we appreciate your work, your faithfulness, your 
interest in our behalf. ' ' 

It's that personal touch that counts. Do you know, 
fellow Christian, there are lots of lost men and women who 
would just welcome a visit from you about their soul's sal- 
vation? "No man careth for my soul. " How true it is ! They 
wonder why worldly folks don't come to our chui'ches. Say, 
would you feel comfortable spending an evening in one of 
the world 's dens in your city ? Perhaps that 's about the Avay 
the man of the'world views his going to church. This state- 
ment came to my ears lately: "The church is a place for the 
saints not for the world." And when a sinner does grace 
the church house with his presence, he is either under con- 
viction of his sin or else he is there for the sake of appear- 
ance or to keep peace in the family. Supposing it is the for- 
mer, some good, faithful saint, no doubt, lias already ap- 
proached him and got him to thinking about his lost condi- 
tion. Don't be deceived, the world isn't flocking to the 
churches these days, and souls aren't flocking home to God 
unless the saints of God are functioning properly. In that 
great supper that Jesiis speaks about, and the bidden guests 
refused, he says, ' ' Go out into the highways and liedges and 
constrain them to come in." Go out and tell the Avorld that 
the feast of salvation is for the poor and needy as well as the 
high and haughty. Churches, make it comfortable and agree- 
able for your poor people, — ^but tell them of Jesus Avherever 
they are and whoever they are. 

It is not particularly singular that personal evangelism 
has been employed all through the New Testament history. 
Jesus met James and John at their business and said, "Come, 
follow me." The same of Levi and Andrew, and Philip. An- 
drew goes and brings his brother, Simon Peter, to Jesus. Oh 
what a change might have been in our Scriptures liad An- 
drew overlooked his brother. The Lord didn't overlook the 
Samaritan woman, — and what an evangelist she became ; nor 
Zaccheus, who was up a tree, and Paul the persecutor, nor 
Cornelius, nor Nicodemus,— well which one of us doesn't 
owe his salvation to a personal word from a friend of 
Christ's? 

I believe I am right when I say that the most neglected 
part of our church life is our failure to do real personal 
evangelistic work. Most of us are afraid the world might 
find out that we are Christians, while all around us we know 
that men and women are on their road to hell and will be 
lost if not rescued by some miraculous act of grace. Uncon- 
cerned, yes, but should we be? That rich man in torment in 
hell was very much concerned about thofe brethren of his, 
but it was too late. Let your neighbor know you arc inter- 
ested in his salvation. Maybe some day he will thank you 
for it. Some say that we hire preachers to do our personal 
work. Yes, and some men of the world have absolutely no 
confidence in any preacher, but they do have confidence tit 
you. Anyway don 't let your minister have the reward which 
you might have had; very likely you need it more than he. 



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Don't neglect your privilege. Your father is glorified if "ye 
bear much fruit. ' ' And whatever may be classed as fruit in 
this verse, the best of all fruit surely is more Christians. The 
Lord doesn't mean that amy should be lost; neither are most 
men lost because they want to be, but they may be lost if 
we don't keep persistently, lovingly, patiently after them. 
Dayton, Ohio. 



Nothing will gladden the heart of your pastor as much as 
to have his parishioners making an honest effort to answer 
their own prayers. 

Just a word in conclusion. The Book says, There is joy 
among the angels in heaven over one sinner that repenteth. 
No greater joy can come into your life than to know that the 
Lord has used you to bring about the return of a lost soul. 



Signs of Christ's Return. By r. Paui Mnier 



"To apostatize means to depart from a position once 
held, and, as we vise it here, means that great departure from 
the true faith of Christ on the part of the main body of 
Christendom. Now from the Scriptures which I read you, 
especially 2 Thessalonians 2 :l-3, we saw that in the last days 
of this age there would be just such an apostasy, from the 
faith and that the day of Christ Avould not come till this 
apostasy is present. By this we know that when Avidespread 
departure from, the "Faith once for all delivered unto the 
saints" is present, that the return of Christ is near. In- 
stead of the church finally winning the world for Christ as 
so many believe and teach, tlie church according to the 
Scriptures will gradually become so corrupt in faith and 
practice that the Lord Avill finally spew it out of his mouth 
in disgust. This is clearly foretold in Matthew 13:33 and 
Eev. 3:16, where leaven, which is ahvays a type of evil, is 
secretly begun in the church, till the whole church is cor- 
rupted. Paul said the "mystery of iniquity doth already 
work" even in his day and that is what leaven does; it 
works, and the seed of apostasy that was sown in his day has 
been gradually growing till today at the last it is blooming 
forth in open blossom. 

The apostasy in the church is two-fold in faith and prac- 
tice. Never before in the history of the church have there 
been so many horrifying and blasphemous denials of the 
true faith as today. It is not now a case once and a while, 
Init is insistent and on every hand. It is not the railings of 
a few unruly ones who have been thrown out of the church, 
but the active teachings in our theological seminaries and on 
the part of our church leaders. The earnest hearted people 
look to them for bread and they are given a stone. On the 
train the other day I met a traveling representative of the 
rural work of a certain large denomination, who, in answer 
to my question as to whether he believed the Bible to be the 
Word of God, flatly replied, "NO." In a recent book pub- 
lished by the Y. M. C. A. Press by G. Walter Fiske, Junior 
Dean of the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology entitled, 
"Finding the Comrade God," on page 87 says, "They im- 
agine that somehow Christ died to placate God and to get 
God to take a loving interest in man. This would be essen- 
tially pagan." In other words, he says that Paul taught 
paganism when he said in 1 Corinthians 15:3 that "Christ 
died for our sins according to the Scriptures." And Romans 
5:10, "For if, when we were enemies we were reconciled to 
God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, 
we shall be saved by his life." Listen to this writer again, 
on page 116 of his book, "It is barren literalism that stresses 
the blood of Christ as the secret of his saving power." Can 
you beat that for blasphemy? Listen again on page 117, 
"The world is not saved by Jesus alone, not by the three 
hours ' agony on the cross. ' ' And these things are published 
and circulated among the young men of the Y. M. C. A. And 



father^ and mothers think that it is a good thing to get their 
sons in the Y. M. C. A. I would. like to know what entitles 
that institution to the name of Christian! For there they 
are taught to play pool and aspire to be pugilists and cham- 
pion wrestlers. Physical culture is all right, but why call 
it Christian? Tliis institution in the women's as well as the 
men's department has now gone into the dance hall business 
in many places. It Avas because. of this A^ery course that 
many good people haA^e forsaken it entirely, — among them, 
Mrs. Helen Gould Shepard, one of their greatest leaders and 
vvorkers. 

But this isn't the Avorst that has been done. The Bible 
is noAv being desecrated by men laying luiholy hands upon 
it and Avith the Devil's shears knifing the heart out of it and 
selling Avhat 's left as the ' ' Shorter Bible, ' ' and circulating it 
among the yoimg men of our land. They have removed the 
Avork of the cross, the blood, the fact of sin, judgment, hell, 
etc. Prof. Charles Kent of Yale did the "knifing and the 
Y. M. C. A. presses bought by the gifts of trusting Chris- 
tian people and eliurches are being used to piiblish siich 
blasphemous stuff. I tell you it's time the churches and 
people in general should knoAv AA^hat's really going on. What 
is the result of this false teaching 1 The Protestant churches 
of this country last year lost over 200,000 members. While 
on the other hand. Spiritualism, Christian Science, Russell- 
ism and Mormonism shoAv an enormous increase. What does 
this mean? Simply this, that unless something intervenes to 
turn the tide back to God, Avithin ten years the Protestant 
church Avill be entirely forsaken. Think this over. 

I am barely begun but I must clofe Avith just a Avord re- 
garding the apostasy in life and practice. The decline of the 
prayer meeting, the exaltation of money and the seeming ab- 
horrence of heart searching? and close grips AA'ith God go to 
shoAv that the modern layman in the main is gone aAvay back 
and is a stranger to his Lord. The Avay fathers and mothers 
lead their children aAvay from the house of God, aAvay on 
pleasure trips and teach them thus to desecrate the Lord's 
day is heart-sickening. And then ten years later they will 
Avonder Avhy the children don't Avant to go to church, and 
they plead with the preacher to saA^e them. Many a church 
member Avill Avake up in hell to face his oavu boy that he led 
there himself. The Avorldliness in the church today is aAv- 
ful. They haA^e forsaken the "Upper Room" for the "Sup- 
per Room." God pity the church that can't pay the preach- 
er Avithout holding a chicken supper in order to get the 
money. Where's the honor and manhood of the men of the 
church that they haA^e to have their stomachs filled in order 
to coax them to give to the support of the. faith to Avhich 
they have anchored their souls? God help joii all to set up 
the family altars again and hold close to God in these aAvful 
days of spiritual calamity. 

Spokane, Washington. 



The Agape (II): The Cleansing by Washing. By e. e. Roberts 



"He poureth Avater into a basin, and began to Avash the 
disciples' feet (John 13:5). 

First, let us notice the manner of the AA^ashing. While 
Ave are told very minutely as to the preparation, that is, of 
the laying aside of his garments, and girding himself with 
a toAvel, we are not told Avho was the first one to be washed, 
but Ave are told, that "He cometh to Peter." We must not 
forget that they did not sit, Avith their feet under the table, 
as we do, for they brought back from their bondage, the 
eastern custom of reclining at the table. They lay upon 
long couches, resting on tiieir left elbow and eating with 



their right hand ; consequently their feet extended at right 
angles from the table and were of easy access. 

As John occupied the place of honor, that is, the one 
directly in front of the host, he Avas literally "laying on 
Jesus' bosom" (13-23)— it is quite reasonable to suppose that 
Christ began Avith him, and, as Peter, James and John were 
the chosen three, is it not reasonable to suppose that they 
Avere placed in the next places of honor? and it is possible 
that Peter Avas the' second to be washed. But this we do 
know, that he was the first, as well as the last, one to object 
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Now, what is the meaning of this washing ? Some years 
ago the Eev. Mosley Williams, D.D., preached for the Mis- 
sion, now the First Brethren church, before we were able to 
support a pastor. I accepted his invitation to call on him at 
his study, in the Sunday School Union building, he being the 
editor of their publications. In the course of a very pleas- 
ant and profitable conversation he said, "I like you fellows 
up there, and like to preach for you, if you only were not 
so narrow." I asked, "In what respect are we narrow?" 
"Oh," said he, "You Avill insist on foot washing, but you 
know that Avas only a Jewish custom." I replied, "Doctor, 
I have believed you a Christian, and also a scholar, do not 
force me to change my opinion of you. As a Christian and 
a scholar yoti know that it was not a custom, and that every 
one of them had already had his feet washed before he sat 
down to the table. Am I not right V He hesitated a few 
moments, then replied, "You are perfectly right." 

There can be no dispute about it, as Christ's OAvn Avords 
definitely settled it, for he says (A^er. 7), "What I do thou 
knoAvest not noAv, but they shalt knoAv hereafter." Had it 
been the customary Avashing at the door they AA'Ould haA^e 
knoAVii, but the second Avashing Avas Avhat they could not 
understand, and failed to see the need of it, as many today 
do not see the need of it. 

There need be no difficulty in understanding it if we 
turn to Exodus 30 :18-21. There we see a brazen laver con- 
taining water in AA'hich the priests must "Avash their hands 
and feet lest they die." This Avas a typical washing, neces- 
sary before he could minister at the altar. The penalty to 
do so Avithout first Avashing them Avas death. Notice the 
prominence given to the necessity of Avashing, for the death 
penalty is tAvice repeated, first in the tAventieth then in the 
tAventy-first verses. The disciples as Avell as every other 
JcAV, knew of this command. Should it not have suggested 
to them ,the fact that as they Avere about to enter into prac- 
tically the same work as the priest Avould suggest to them 
that they too AA^ould need ofttimes to be cleansed? And if 
such are the facts, and they should not obey and Avash one 
another's feet, they would be fearful of incurring the same 
penalty? When Ave wash our brother's feet, we also wash 
our hands as Avell. It seems to me that Christ simply brought 
this command forAvard, and adapted it to the ncAv dispensa- 
tion, just as he did the command to love your neighbor, 
"Thou shalt love one another as I have loved you." 

But you say, That is a lesson of humility, and is not 
-necessary to our salvation. Granted ; neither does baptism 
save any one. You can be baptized and be damned, going 
dovm into the Avater with unrepented sin in your heart, to 
V please some personal friend, or any other motive than love 
for Christ and a desire to obey him. Baptism in itself Avill 
profit nothing, and this is just as true of feetAvashing. It is 
the condition of the heart that makes them effective. 

You say, "Oh that is nothing hard to do, I can do it if 
it is necessary." I reply, "Then do it," then, and only then, 
Avill I know that you have the humility that you profess. 
Peter did not have it, and it came near costing him his sal- 
vation. May not your neglect or refusal cost you your sal- 
vation? You reply, "If it is so important as you seem to 
think it is, why do the other three Gospels fail to mention 
it?" I answer, "That is one of the strongest reasons for 
its observance. The three first Gospels Avere Avritten shortly 
after Christ had given it to them, that is, about A. D., 45, 
when it was the universal practice. Hence it Avas not nec- 
essary to be spoken of, just as it Avas Avith baptism ; no par- 
ticular emphasis was placed upon it until some Avanted to 
dispense Avith it. Now John's Gospel was viT-itten positively 
not before A. D., 70, most scholars contend for 90 to 100 A. 
D. By that time pride had crept in, and some probably had 
not only wanted to dispense with it, but had actually done 
so. Now when John writes his Gospel, he devotes the sev- 
enteen verses of his 13th chapter to impress upon them its 
importance. He does not even mention any thing else that 
Christ did. Notice also that Paul Avriting to the Corinthians 
(1 Cor. 11) seeks to correct the abuses of the supper so com- 
mon at that time, A. D. 57. But in his letter to Timothy, 



written A. D., 65, at which time there Avas evidently some 
disposition to dispense with it, he makes one of the condi- 
tions on Avhich a AvidoAv shall be admitted to the charity of 
the church that ' ' she has Avashed the saints ' feet, " as an evi- 
dence that she possessed the necessary love and humility. 
But by the time John wrote, A. D., 100, the desire to dis- 
pense Avith it had become so general, that John Avrites as he 
does to impress them Avith the necessity of obeying it. 

But while all this is indisputably true there remains if 
possible a still greater reason for keeping it. May I para- 
phrase Christ's Avords to Peter, AA^hen he requested that his 
head and hands be also Avashed. Christ replies, "He that 
hath been bathed need not other than his feet to Avash" (Lit- 
eral Greek). For Peter, you have been bathed in baptism, 
all the sins you have committed up to that time had been 
Avashed aAvay, but Peter, as the priests had often to Avash 
before they could minister at the altar, by reason of them 
becoming defiled in their contact Avitli unclean things, so you 
too Avill become defiled by the things you Avill come in con- 
tact AA'ith, and need often to be cleansed, before you can min- 
ister. I haA^e provided this service for your cleansing^ as well 
as for all Avho are my Avitnesses. This seems Yeij plain to 
me, at least. Just a simple illustration : You visit me. I sug- 
gest a trip to the sea. We go ; Ave plunge in ; the Avaves go 
over our heads; Ave ai*e Avell bathed; Ave come out and walk 
to our bath house, and find a basin of Avater there for our use. 
You say, Avhat is this here for? We haA^e been Avell bathed. 
I say, Look at your feet. And you find that in coming up 
from the surf they haA^e become soiled and you cleanse them. 
Just so in our pilgrim journey. We sometimes step aside 
into strange paths, and soil our feet. This service is for just 
such sins, we Avash them aA^'ay Avith the bath at the Lord's 
supper. 

But you still object, saying, "We are nowhere com- 
manded to Avash feet, hence it is not necessary." Let us 
consider the matter carefully, and see Avhat A'alue Christ 
placed on the Avord "Ought," AA^ien he said, "Ye ought to 
Avash, etc.,. In Matthew 25 :27, the servant had failed to do 
that AAdiich he "ought" to have done and he Avas stripped of 
all he had and Avas sent aAvay in disgrace. Let us see the 
meaning of the Greek Avord Christ used in speaking of him. 
It was "dei," meaning. It behooveth, or is proper. But 
Avhen he speaks of this service, he uses a much stronger 
Avord ; here it is, ' ' Opheil, ' ' meaning, to OAve, to be obligated, 
to be indebted. This Avord is translated "oAve" in nine differ- 
ent places in the Word. We see that Christ meant that they 
OAved to him, or Avere under obligation, or Avere indebted to 
him to do it. Make your choice of any of the definitions, 
and decide if you can, that you are not bound to Avash feet. 
I confess that I can not. CAN YOU? 

In conclusion. We noticed that the first 17 verses of the 
13th chapter of John devotes to the ordinance of foot wash- 
ing, not so much as mentioning the communion. Wanting 
to knoAv Avhat else Avas done, Ave have to go to Paul. If it 
Avas unimportant, did not John do a fooli;^h thing to bother 
at all about it ? Was there not a reason? I think there Avas. 
"If ye knoAv these things, blessed are ye if ye do them." We 
have not exhausted the matter, but have sought to be as brief 
as possible, yet lucid. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



The largest budget in over a hundred years Avas an- 
nounced today by General Secretary Frank H. Mann for the 
American Bible society. It amounts to $1,222,367, and is 
called for by the very great demand for Bibles and Bible 
distribution in all parts of the Avorld. Even Turks are call- 
ing for Bibles. The Avar has created a famine of Bibles in 
certaua parts of the Avorld, especially in Austria and Central 
Europe. The adoption of the ncAV phonetic script in China 
Avill provide millions of ncAV readers in the next fcAv years. 
Children can learn the ncAv script in three or four hours, 
and illiterate men and Avomen in as many Aveeks. 

The American Bible Society is 105 years old and has 
issued 140 million copies of the Scriptures in 150 languages 
and dialects. 



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THE BRE THREN PULPIT 

The Conservation of Soul Forces. By l. g. wood 

TEXT: "But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps." Matthew 25:4 



These words come to us with special force because they 
are Christ's own words as recorded by Matthew, describing 
the experiences of a crisis hour, even the "midnight cry." 
And according to the custom of the Master Teacher, he give.R 
both the wi.';e and the foolish sides of the proposition, and 
the inspiration and the warning of final consequences. In 
this beautiful story of the ten virgins, we have set forth in 
contrast the experiences of the dutiful and the negligent. 
The OIL represents the illuminating power of the Holy 
Spirit, the VESSELS represent our hearts, the LAMPS rep- 
resent our lives and the command of the Master is, "Let 
your light so shine." 

I. Foresight — "The wise took oil in their vessels with 
their lamps." They thought of the long hours of the night 
and held a supply in reserve, while the foolish neglected this 
preparation and were wholly unprepared when the bride- 
groomi came. By conserving the spiii'tual forces of life, even 
today the child of God may be prepared for any event, in 
fact, this is the only means of safety^in this world of \meer- 
tainties. 

The student who looks to present grades only can but 
fail in the final examination. Each lesson mastered is in view 
of the final and becomes a stepping stone thereunto. 

Life itself cannot be lived for the present only, the past 
has influenced us and the future is calling us. There are 
tendencies, especially among infidels and false religions to 
sever man's relation to the future entirely, and this in view 
of the words of Jesus Christ (Matt. 25:13), "Watch there- 
fore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the 
Son of man cometh." 

Trashy literature, which is abounding, sinful habits and 
yielding to the temptations of this ungodly age, are not only 
a waste of time but create a fund of impurity in the lives 
of those wh oevercisc in them. Let us not shock the mind 
M'ith the.'-e evilr., but cultivate with the pui-e, the holy and 
the sublime. The Christian heart needs constant training in 
devotions to God in order to conseiwe the light-producing 
qualities of the Ploly Spirit. It is difficult to understand 
how so many Christians get along Math so little of this train- 
ing. 

II. Present Vigilance — The past is history, the future is 
God's, but the present is ours; what shall we do with it? 

Ours is a busy day ; no place for idlers, but are we too 
busy to pray? Are we not too busy not to pray? Returned 
soldiers of the world war have told me that they spent their 
"odd moments" in prayer to God, and the only thing they 
could say of their safe return was "that God was with me." 
Jesus Christ set the example in the proper use of all such 
moments. At the grave of Lazarus he looked up and prayed 
and said he did it for the fake of those standing by. Such 
a moment came to Moses in the wilderness and there ap- 
peared xmto him a "burning bush" from which he received 
the call to his life work. 

Life is represented in the Scripture as a building, a 
growth, a development, therefore Christians should give 
more heed to the constriictive policies of life. Not because 
a crisis time has come, but for future u.sefulness in the in- 
vestment of life. The darkest midnight will be bright with 
hope if we have "oil in our vessels." Does the present \vi- 
restful conditions in the world lead tlie mind of man away 
from God or direct it to him? That depends upon the atti- 
tude of the individual. If one really believes in God, dark- 
ness can only deepen that belief and increase the struggle 
for nearness to him. How impossible for anyone to forecast 
with accuracy what a year may bring forth : what the futiire 
of these swiftly moving and rapidly changing times may 
bring to us. Present history is full of surprises. But God 
reigns, loves, and cares for his omti. It is the part of wis- 
dom that we use this life in preparing for immortal lifi.', 



Avhere glorious and abiding realities shall take the place of 
things here so uncertain. 

There is a story told of a village in the east being de- 
stroyed by an earthquake. All of the people of the village 
were excited with the exception of one old lady, Avho al- 
though her home was also destroyed remained calm. A 
neighbor asked why she was not excited. Her reply was, 
"Oh, I am glad the God I trust can shake the old earth like 
this." We must learn and hold fast the fact, that the God 
Avho can shake both heaven and earth, can certainly quiet the 
fears and steady the steps of his trusting child. 

The saddest statement in the story of the ten virgins is 
found in verfe 8, "Our lamps are gone out." This was a 
very sad circumstance in view of the fact that the day of 
preparation was over. This suggests some modern lamps 
that can but fail when we need light most. 1. The lamp of 
an empty i^rofession, 2. The lamp of outward formalities. 
3. The lamp of false religions and doctrines. 4. The lamp 
of procrastination. These may answer in a way, while it is 
day, but they will not stand the test of the midnight hour. 
To tho^e Avho are umvilling to break with their sins, no 
doubt it is both easy and convenient to believe that sin is not 
real, but only a delusion of the human mind. To those who 
are unwilling to accept the blood sprinkled way in this life, 
doubtless find it convenient to believe the doctrine of the sec- 
ond chance. Some of those who are unwilling to "Make 
Christ King" of their lives, find it convenient to deny his 
Deity, personality, sacrificial death and his glorious resur- 
rection. 

Whether Ave believe or deny, Jesus Christ stands as the 
only star of hope for all of the ages. Daniel's success in 
Babylon is traced to moments he spent before his open win- 
dow. His standing for God in the face of opposition gave 
him an undefiled purpose of heart. Four great presidents 
sought light for the crisis hour through prayer to God, 
AVashington at Valley Forge, Lincoln at Gettysburg, McKin- 
ley in the Philippine Islands, and Wilson on the battle field 
of France. 

It is said that Napoleon after a great battle gave each 
of his soldiers a medal consisting of a brief description of 
the bloody field, the date of the battle and these words — "I 
WAS THERE." The greatest medal for service is having 
been of SERVICE. Brethren, do you not hear the BOOK 
and the SPIRIT and the CHURCH calling for a type of de- 
votion hitherto unknoAvn? And not only so but the present 
crisis hour is speaking in thunder tones that we be true to 
God. We are living in momentous days ; let us seek to match 
them Avith the greatness of our Master's spirit. If we are to 
conserve our spiritual forces, if we are to accept the place 
the Master is offering us, if we are to be ready when the 
midnight cry is heard, every member of the Brethren church 
must give himself ancAv and fully to the supreme task. 

The church will release her omnipotent energies only by 
proclaiming her crucified Lord, and the distinctive doctrines 
Avhich recognize his Lordship. This is the only message of 
hope for a Avorld sick unto death. The words of this parable 
Avere spoken by our Lord near the close f his public ministry, 
AA'hen, Avith the cross only a little in advance, he gave utter- 
ance to the most solemn warning concerning his coming 
again in glory and might. We can not know all that was in 
his mind, as the finite can not fathom the Infinite, but we are 
sure he meant that his word shouldl be taken seriously. When 
the midnight cry is heard it will be too late to become in- 
terested in the work of the church; it Avill be too late to 
shuffle for our Bibles. But "now is the accepted time," now 
Ave can replenish our hearts with his good spirit. We noAV 
Avere spoken by our Lord near the close of his public ministry, 
aged by the world's discord and darkness, but be true to 
him, to his Word, to his Spirit, to his church, and some day 



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he will stand beside us in our weak struggle and weave in 
the glorious harmonies of his own beaiitiful life "Peace on 
earth and good, will to man. ' ' 

Who is able for these things ? The greatest things done 
in church have been the work of those who had only one tal- 
ent. We often judge otherwise, I know; we see at a dis- 
tance only high summits, only resomiding names and prom- 
inent works. Look nearer. There, Avhere only these Avere, 
nothing has lasted. That which constituted the form and 
the immovable weft of the church in its greatest epochs 
were the obscure Christians, the heroes of silent love, the 
thousands of unknown ones whose names are found in the 
catalogue of martyrs of the first centuries. Yes, it is in the 
common soldier who wins the victories in the great battles 
of God. 

What is the nature of the work? The essential, the 
most urgent thing is not to do worts of piety, works Avhich 
can be counted, and Avhich can be arranged tinder such and 
such a title. The essential, the most urgent thing is to give 
our hearts to God in such a way that God once possessing 
them we serve him whe.rever we go, and in Avhatever sphere 
we act. If such be the nature of the labor that God de- 
mands, Avhat man is there who will dare to say that he can- 
not multiply for the service of God the gifts he has received ? 

Nothing is excluded from his kingdom, nothing except 
sin. As long as the sun shines on your horizon ; as long as 
the Gospel, that sun of the soul, gives you light; as long as 
you have a breath of light, there is time to hope, there is 
time to begin again, there is time to count on him who re- 
stores, who regenerates, who transforms the desert into a 
garden, and who causes Avater even to burst forth from a 
rock. 

"If any man be in Christ," says Paul, " — old things are 
passed aAvay; behold, all things are become new." Christ 
is the light that shines out of darkness into our hearts. He 
Jesus alone has mastered the science of right liAdng. He alone 
alone is the one foundation for life 's building. He alone can 
make the desert of human experiences "blossom as the 
rose." He alone can croAvn life Avith richness and iinfading 
beauty. He is not only ' ' Sun of Righteousness ' ' Avho spreads 
his glorious rays over this present Avorld, but he has Avalked 
in the midst of the centuries, and stands in the zenith of the 
better world, and floods it Avith joy unspeakable and full of 
glory. 

JohnstoAvn, Pennsylvania. 



OUR DEVOTIONAL 



The Need of Christian Patience 

By Miss Sarah Phillips 
OUR SCRIPTURE 

And that in good gromid, these are such as in an honest 
and good heart, haAdng heard the Word, hold it fast and 
bring forth fruit with patience (Luke 8:15). And not only 
so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations, knoAving that 
tribulation worketh steadfastness, and steadfastness ap- 
provedness, and approvedness hope (Rom. 5 :34) . But if Ave 
hope for that which Ave see not, then do Ave Avith patience 
wait for it (Rom. 8:25). For AA-hatsoever things Avere Avrit- 
ten aforetime Avere Avritten for our learning, that through 
patience and through comfort of the scriptures Ave might 
have hope. Noav the God of patience and of comfort grant 
you to be of the same mind one Avith another according to 
Christ Jesus (Rom. 15:4, 5). For ye have need of patience, 
that, after ye haA^e done tlie Avill of God, ye might receive 
the promise (Heb. 30:36). Wherefore seeing Ave also are 
compassed about with so great a cloud of Avitnesse.s, let us 
lay aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset 
us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before 
us (Heb. 12 :1), 



OUR MEDITATION 

We start in the Christian life full of ambition and with 
high aims and purposes. We have a prize in AdeAv ; a crovm 
Ave want to win. Day by day we journey on trying to Avin 
the prize and endeavoring to reach the goal. So anxious are 
Ave that we haA^e no time nor patience for anything else. We 
forget the great needs of the Avorld and think only of our- 
selves. W think we have our feet firmly planted on the 
Rock, Christ Jesus, and that the petty things of this Avorld 
cannot move us. But we are so impatient that Avhen disap- 
pointments and temptations come and block our path, our 
faith is shaken and Ave hardly knoAV Avhat to do. It is here 
that Ave are made to realize our need of Christian patience, 
and that the temptations and trials are for our good. 

We are like little children Avho see something they want 
and AvUl not wait a moment for it ; they want it right away. 
So Ave are not AA^illing to labor and to wait patiently for the 
harA^est. And in our impatience and eagerness to reach our 
goal Ave Avill not take the time to do the little acts of kind- 
ness that Avill help to brighten the Avay and to lighten the 
load of those around us. 

Let us take as an example of Godly patience that great 
man, Job. We see him tempted and tried on CA^ery side. 
Those Avho might have been a help and a blessing to him in 
his time of need even try to get him to give up hope and 
cease to trust in God. But he is patient and through it all 
he stands firm and in the end gains the great reward. But 
some Avill say. We cannot be like Job ; that we have not got 
the patience. But I am sure Ave can have it, for we can re- 
ceive strength from above. We have the i)lessed promise 
that if Ave lack Avisdom and ask of God, we will receiA^e it. 
But Ave must ask in faith believing (James 1:5-6). 

The Christian life is clearly expressed in the words of 
the poet : ' ' Heaven is not reached by a single bound. But Ave 
build a ladder by Avhich we rise from the lowly earth to the 
vaulted skies. And Ave mount its summit round by round. ' ' 
Just so do Ave add to our Christian character. The virtue 
of patience comes not by a single Avish or grasp, but by re- 
peated effort and hard Avork ; by meeting faithfully the trials 
and temptations that come. In 2 Peter 1 :5, 6, and 7 Ave find 
some of the things that go to make up Christian character, 
and among them is patience. Here Ave see Avhat these other 
virtues together Avith patience lead to — love. And oh, the 
blessings of a life filled Avith love. It means loA^e for God the 
giver of every good and perfect gift and love for our felloAv 
men. Therefore let us have patiejice. 

OUR PRAYER 

Our Father and our God, we thank thee for the many 
rich blessings which we are enjojdng from thy hands day 
by day, and especially for patience and loving kindness 
shoAvn toward us. We pray that thou vidlt lead, strengthen 
and support us, and enable us to have patience amid all the 
trials and temptations and disappointments of life. As Ave 
reach toward our goals, may we Avith patience wait for the 
prize. Help us that Ave may Avith patience and confidence say 
with Paul, "I know Avhom I have believed, and am persuaded 
that he is able to keep that Avhich I have committed unto him 
against that day. In Jesus' name, Ave pray. Amen. 

Middlebranch, Ohio. 

A Avidow, hearing that a friend Avas Avorkuig for the 
overthroAv of tobacco, Avrote him: "I am glad to kuoAv of 
your stand against tobacco. My husband used it and I got 
the benefit of it. It Avas nearly tAvo years after he died be- 
fore it Avas out of my system." It is thus that thousands 
of non-users of the Aveed are injured by it because of the 
thoughtlessness or selfishness of users. 

The San Francisco Examiner says: "There are sound 
reasons A\'hy Avomcn should not smoke— even sounder than 
why men should not." When a great daily paper says in 
effect that neither men nor women should smoke, friends of 
the anti-tobacco movement should have the courage to open- 
ly take the same stand. 



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Send 
WHITE GIFT 
OFFEBINaS to 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



H. H. WOUOED 

General Secretaiy-Tteasnier 

AShland, Ohio 




The Philathea and Barraca Classes, Sunnyside, Washington 



BARRACA CLASS 

The Brethren Sunday school of Snimyside, Washing- 
ton, is justly proud of her Barraca class. It is composed en- 
tirely of young men. The present enrollment is 24. All but 
a very few of these are Christians and members of the 
church. For the past year this class has stood at the head 
of the school in average attendance and offering. It is cer- 
tainly exceptional for young men to lead thus in a school 
of over 250 attendance. No questionable methods are re- 
sorted to in maintaining interest or in building up the class. 

The class gives much credit for its size, loyalty and 
success to its teacher and pastor, Charles H. Ashman. With 
his untiring zeal, strong personality and able leadership, 
both in instruction and class affairs, he has buUt up the mem- 
bers into a firm reliable class. The members themselves are 
consecrated and loyal. They are becoming well informed 
in Bible truths and frequently spend the entire class period 
in helpful discussion of the deepest of fundamentals. 

A number of positions of trust in the church are filled 
by members of this class. One member is assistant superin- 
tendent of the Sunday school. One is serving as president 
of the Christian Endeavor. Another is vice-president of the 
organization and another is its secretary. Three of them 
are ushers of the church. As a class they stand four square 
on the Bible and frequently they volunteer to supply as 
teachers in the Sunday school. A large number of them are 
regular attendants at the mid-week service of prayer, praise 
and Bible study. 

When it comes to social activities of the class, they show 
themselves capable of enjoying themselves to the utmost in 
pure Christian sociability. 

Come, visit them and see for yourself. 



PHILATHEA CLASS 

Dear readers of the Brethren Evangelist, Greetings, "In 
the hope of etei'nal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised 
before the world began" (Titus 1:2), from the Philathea 
Sunday School Class of Sunnyside, Washington: 

We are sure you would like to know something about 
the young ladies who are standing to the right of this class 
of splendid young men knojvn as the Barraca class of the 
First Brethren church of Sunnyside. The names, Barraca 
catalogue of martyre of the first centuries. Yes, it is the 
have access to the throne of his grace, ^et us not be discour- 
and Philathea, are souvenirs of the days of church federa- 
tion in Sunnyside. 

The Philathea class is an organized class of industrious 
young ladies. The class as you see it in the picture is com- 
posed of five high school girls, tAvo are training for nurses, 
two now in California, studying for special work for the 
Master, four young wives, and a number of business girls 
and school teachers. 

You are invited into a little upper room just back of 
the pulpit called the Philathea room where for the past 
eight years these young ladies and others of their number 
met Siiinday after Sunday to study the precious Bible, to 
tarry in prayer and to plan their work for each week. Dur- 
ixig this period the class has been under consecrated leader- 
ship, to whom they wish to pay their tribute in this public 
way. Mrs. W. S. Bell was the first to take her place at the 
head of the class and who laid the ground work of a deeper 
knowledge of the Bible. Later, Mrs. Clarence Mountz, Mrs. 
Grant McClean, and Mrs. P. J. Lichty, in the order given, 
assumed the leadership of these young ladies. It was 
through their Christian examples, their consecrated lives, 
their loyalty, to the Word of God and tSie knowledge of the 



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power of prayer that they were able to draw out the best 
that Avas in these lives and to instill in their hearts a strong 
desire to be nobler, truer Christians. How they thank God 
for these Godly teachers. 

Under such splendid leadership it is not surprising that 
they have become a class of workers in the church. A num- 
ber of them sing .in the church choir. Eight out of the class 
are serving as Sunday school teachers, one as Sunday schuol 
secretary, and one is superintendent of the Primary Depart- 
ment. The class writes messages of cheer to the sick of the 
church. At present they are growing potted plants to cheer 
homes where there are sick and people too old or feeble to 
attend regular services. 

With all these members at work the number at class 
sessions is somewhat depleted but we praise God for the 



faithfulness of these dear young people and their loyalty to 
and love for the Old Time Gospel. As a class they stand for 
the whole Gospel and believe the Bible to be God's inspired 
Word. You will find them true to Thursday night Bible 
study and prayer meeting, also to the Christian Endeavor 
Society. They stand ready to aid their pastor, Brother Ash- 
man, at all times and do their part in raising the church bud- 
get. Their ever-ready willingness for service is a great in- 
spiration to their present teacher, Mrs. John Weed, as Avell 
as to the church at home. How they wish to be a blessing 
to the church at large. 

Now you have heard about the work the class is doing 
but they also believe in good, wholesome fun. If you wish 
to learn of the jolly fine socials they have, accept their invi- 
tation to come west and visit your sister church. 



J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Enlarging the Future. By E. a. Rowsey, General Secretary 



Enlarging the Future, by E. A. Rowsey, General Secretary 
An enlarged future through a conserved past, is the 
slogan of Dr. Daniel A. Poling for the Alumni Department, 
of Christian Endeavor. 

What are Ave doing! Has the past been profitable? 
Will its failures and pitfalls serve as a life-saving station, 
to guide us aAvay from the danger zone? If the past does not 
help the future the past has not been the most profitable. 
Have you conserved the past activities of your society? Are 
you making and preserving Christian Endeavor history? 
Some societies have had Prayer meeting, Missionary, Look- 
out, in fact, all committees for thirty years and this very 
second they could not shoAv one plan, successful or otherAvise, 
that their society can claim because they have embalmed it 
through the medium of ink. 

A Scrap Book 

Every committee chairman should keep a scrap book. 
All the novel suggestions should be preserved for future use. 
Then a general society SCRAP BOOK should be a priceless 
possession of every society. The secretary should keep tlie 
book, but the entire society should contribute their thought 
to the compiling of the matei-ial. 

Pa^s It On 

If you use successfully a plan in your society pass it on. 
■You cannot lose Avhile the Avorld can gain. Did you have a 
successful meeting last Sunday night? Hoav? 
Will You Help? 

The Avriter anticipates preparing a little Mimeograph 
Bulletin Avhich-Avill .be se-nt to. every society.. The Bulletin 
should contain information as to how other societies are 
Avorking the Christian Endeavor part of the Bicentenary 
Program. What is your society doing? Write this ncAvs 
and ask Uncle "Sam" to deliver same to 612-618 WHITE- 
HAINES BLDG., 8OI/2 High Street, Columbus, Ohio. We 
can have the Bulletin if "You Will Help." "Will You," 
Plus "I WiU" equals Bulletin 

Fremont's Fervor 

The writer Vv^as in the Fremont church Sunday, Decem- 
ber 5th, and Avas made happy to see the enthusiastic Avay 
in which Rev. Sands, the pastor, is pushmg Christian Endea- 
vor. I tell you Fremont's fervor plus her fidelity^ to the 
cause means victory, "For Christ and the church." 
Dayton Does 

If you think the Intermediates at Dayton Do it right— 
You are right. The night of December 3rd, brought the 
opportunity which Ave Avere anxious for, and Avithout Aiank 
or blink, it Avas accepted. Yes, the Intermediates had a^real 
banquet and a real program. Arthur E. Whitney, Dr. Cobb, 
and Brother Orion E. Bowman, besides the Intermediates 



themselves brought messages of profit. The readings, scrip- 
ture quotations, inspiring songs, and messages of uplift 
surely convinces one that when "Dayton Does she does it 
creditably. ' ' 

Gratis GroAvs 

A large crowd listened Avitli perfect interest Avhile an 
attempt was made on the part of your Secretary to present 
the place of Christian Endeavor in the Bicentenary Program 
of the church. Under tlie leadership of President C. C. Lane 
and his proficient co-Avorkers Gratis promises to groAv and 
gloAV and go. IT is up to C. E. to prove its Avorth by the 
service rendered, are you a nocent knocker or a booster? 
Come ON — "We go or Ave are a goner." 



What noble possibilities of s-erAdce, what poAver in the 
Avorld are bestoAved on Christ's people! And yet all througli 
the ages the church has been beaten by the corruption of 
the Avorld; and today many are utterly careless about the 
things Ave have the medicine to cure, or in desperation are 
looking for other healing for the social and moral condition 
of the community than that Avhich is granted to us in Christ 
Jesus. "KnoAv ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and Ave be 
still, and take it not out of the hands of the king of Syria." 
— The Expositor. 

"They (the early Christians) met in their own place of assembly 
or in a private house. There they joined in a common meal which 
concluded with a solemn partaking of bread and wine, the whole 
being a commemoration of the last supper of the Lord with his dis- 
ciples. The meal accompanied with prayer and song, which at a later 
day received the name of agape, or love feast, was the original 
method of celebrating the Lord's supper. It was one great family 
gathering about a common fable and signifying by this means so 
natural and familiar in all ages, their union with one another and the 
absent head of the household."— Fisher: Beginnings of Christianity. 



"There is no question that the original form of baptism, accord- 
ing to the very meaning of the word, was complete immersion in the 
deep baptismal waters, and that for at least four centuries any other 
form was at least unknown or disregarded, unless in the case of dan- 
gerous illness, as an exceptional, almost a monstrous ease. To this 
form the eastern church still vigorously adheres and the most illus- 
trious portion of it, that by the Byzantine empire, absolutely repu- 
diates any other mode of administration as essentially invalid. The 
Latin church has wholly altered the mode and with the two excep- 
tions of the cathedral of Milan and the sects of the Baptists, a few 
drops of water are now, the western substitute for the three-fold 
plunge in the rushing waters or the wire baptistries of the east."— 
Dean Stanley: History of the Eastern Church. 



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FEBRUARY 9, 1921 



SEND ALL MONET FOB 

Oeneial Home, Kentucky and 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WILLIAM A. GEABHABT 
Oeneial Missionary Secretary 
906 American Bldg., Dayton, O. 



A Harrowing Picture of the Chinese Famine 



An inspiring exemplification of America's 
long missionary tradition in China is Bishop 
W. E. Lambuth, of the Methodist Episcopal 
church (South), who has just returned from 
the Orient after making an extended tour of 
the famine stricken provinces of northern 
China. Born of missionary parents in China, 
educated for missionary work, holding the de- 
gree of M. D. from both American and Brit- 
ish colleges, he has devoted a long life to 
service in the noblest of causes, has founded 
mission hospitals in the East, and has labored 
there devotedly for some years as a medical 
missionary and lately as bishop in chargo of 
the whole missionary work of his church in 
China. 

Now he has come back for a brief visit to 
America to plead before his countrymen the 
crying needs of those patient, industrious, 
peace-loving people whom he knows and loves 
so well. Before starting on a tour of the 
country to tell American audiences of the ap- 
palling conditions he himself witnessed in the 
famine area of North China, he told of what 
ho had seen to the delegates of the Foreign 
Missions Conference recently held at Garden 
City, and he added other details in the course 
cf a visit to the headquarters of the Amar- 
ican Committee for China Famine Relief, at 
the Bible House, New York City — the com- 
mittee which was appointed by President Wil- 
son in December last and which is co-operat- 
ing with the various foreign mission boards 
and church organizations generally in their 
efforts to raise funds for the relief of the 
starving in China. 

By rail, or by mule cart, or riding on horse- 
back, Bishop Lambuth made his tour of the 
area in the interior of Shantung and Chili 
provinces where the famine is. most acute. The 
conditions he found there, he declared "baf- 
fled description," and he went on to tell his 
hearers of being kept awake all of one drea.i- 
ful night at Tientsin by the groans of 25,000 
hapless refugees, starving and almost naked, 
stretched out along the hard stone causeways 
of the city. He drew a terrible picture of 



the death by freezing of a thousand other ref- 
ugees at Kalgan, just north of the Great Wall 
of China. These unhappy people had wan- 
dered far from their famine-stricken homes in 
search of the plenty they had heard awaited 
them in Manchuria; but the weather turned 
suddenly cold, catching them unprepared — for 
they had sold their winter clothing to buy 
what food they could — and a thousand per- 
ished on that cold night. 

How mothers drowned their little babies in 
the wells rather than watch them slowly 
starve to death; how children are bought and 
sold for a dollar or even fifty cents — sold by 
weeping parents because only thus can thoy 
preserve their lives; hoTv the very dogs, lean, 
emaciated, too weak to stand, attempt to pro- 
long lifie for a few more hours by feebly 
chewing on a piece of rag or oilcloth — these 
and similar details of the ghastly tragedy now 
being enacted over an area of 100,000 square 
miles in the five northern provinces of China 
were told by the Biship in quiet but pene- 
trating tones that reached his hearers ' hearts 
and tightened the muscles of their throats. 

Forty-five million people, the Bishop said, 
are in imminent danger of starvation; 15,- 
000,000 of them are actually starving. These 
people, he declared, are doomed to death un- 
less help reaches them immediately. At pres- 
ent they are subsisting on a mess composed 
of the barb of trees, dried leaves, corncobs 
and chaff. "On the stuff that I saw them 
eating," he declared, "I could not live for a 
week. ' ' 

The need, he says, is money, and still more 
money. "If we had the money we could taic 
care of these people. We could buy foodstuff, 
and we could have it transported either by 
cart, muleback or on the railroads. As to 
money, five dollars will save a life. I calcu- 
late now that five dollars in silver will savi^ 
a life. That would be much less of course in 
gold at this time. What is to be done must 
be done within the next three months; other- 
wise millions will perish. We cannot wait." 



As to the measures of relief. Bishop Lam-_ 
buth declared that the Chinese themselves 
were doing their utmost. "In Shanghai alone 
the Chinese committee has raised over 2,000- 
000 taels, the tael being equivalent to $1.30. 
But the need is large and urgent, and Amer- 
ica must supply a considerable share of it. 
Those who give can feel the fullest assurance 
that their gifts will go direct to the people 
who are in want. The distribution of all the 
foreign money received is in the hands of 
missionaries. Indeed, to such an ctitent have 
the missionaries won the confidence and re- 
spect of the Chinese people and officials that 
a good deal even of the Chinese relief is dis- 
tributed by them. The missionaries made a 
survey of their various districts last AngUiSt 
3ud so are thoroughly acquainted with the 
needs of the situation. I should like to em- 
phasize specially in this connection," adddd 
the Bishop, ' ' that in this work there is the 
fullest and closest possible co-operatioa ' e- 
tween Protestants and Catholics." 

March, Bishop Lambuth said, will lie the 
most critical month. By then oven such food 
supplies as exist at present will be complete- 
ly exhausted, and if millions are to be saved 
from death, relief must be pouring in in large 
quantities by the beginning of March. It will 
have to be kept up until early June, when the 
new crop, which shows promise of being fifty 
percent of normal, will be ready and the peo- 
ple will just be able to fend for themselves. 
Only a fifty percent crop can be expected, he 
explained, because only half the arable land 
was plowed on account of shortage of seed 
and animals. 

All contributions sent to Vernon Munroe, 
Treasurer, American Committee for China 
Famine Fund, Bible House, Astor Place, New 
York, are promptly cabled to the relief agen- 
cies in China. Or contributions may be sent 
to any Foreign Missionary Society, or given 
through the local church, or sent to the Breth- 
ren Evangelist, which will forward it prompt- 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



TO ALL PASTORS 

During his recent evangelistic campaign in 
Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Bame had opportunity to 
personally supervise the preparation for and 
printing of some attractive Bicentenary wall 
charts for all Brethren churches, and a stock 
of letter heads and envelopes for all pastors. 
All of this printed matter was ordered sent 
to me for distribution. The stationary was 
recently received, and I went to work at once 
to get it into the hands of our pastors. 

A supply of it has now been sent to all pas- 
tors whose names and addresses are found n 
the 1921 Brethren Annnual. Some weeks ago 
I tried to compile a complete, up-to-date, ac- 
curate list of all cburcUes ftfld pastors fpr 



mailing purposes when sending out printed 
matter and other communications. I took the 
liberty of calling upon some one in each of 
the various conference districts familiar with 
both the churches and recent pastoral changes 
to help me in this task; but, C. C. Grisso, 
North Liberty, Indiana, was the only one who 
responded promptly and cheerfully. Up to 
the time of this writing I have not heard any- 
thing from any of the others. I have there- 
fore been compelled to follow the 1921 Annu- 
al pretty closely. 

For that reason I make this announcement. 
If any active Brethren pastor has not re- 
ceived a supply of Bicentenary stationery by 



the time this notice appears in the Evange- 
list, I will be glad to send some at once upon 
receipt of such advice with name and address. 
I sincerely tried to reach everybody the An- 
nual showed might need some, and meant to 
overlook no one. And, anyone who has re- 
ceived some Bicentenary stationery may have 
an additional supply as long as the reserve 
stock holds out by writing me and making 
such desire known. 

The large Bicentenary wall charts and hon- 
or rolls will be sent to all churches of which 
I have sufficient record just as soon as re- 
ceived from the printers. 

MILES J. SNYDER, Secretary. 



FEBRUARY 9, 1921. 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 13 



SAI£M, OHIO 

I am sorry, some one of us at Salem has 
not written long before this and told you of 
the splendid meeting we had here in Decem- 
ber conducted by Rev. Geo. W. Kinzie, pastor 
at New Lebanon. The meeting was short, 
only two weeks, and the weather in most part 
bad. But despite that discouraging fact, the 
meetings were well attended, and there were 
four at that time united with the church. In 
our visiting Brother Kinzie and I found a 
family in which there were five who were 
members of the Dayton church, but because 
they were so far removed from Dayton they 
decided to come in with us. These five have 
never been present, and for that very reason 
have never been received into the church. 
Both the pastor and the people are very grate- 
ful to Brother Kinzie for the splendid ser- 
vice he rendered. 

As to the work in general, things are about 
normal, even though we are in a rural district 
and in the winter season. I have been won- 
dering if many of the churches knew just 
what this little church at Salem is doing in 
a financial way this year, in the hope of a 
better day. I question if there is another 
church in the brotherhood doing more, if you 
will count noses with the eagles. The church 
here is neither large in numbers nor acres, 
but I think after knowing the real facts, you 
would agree with me they must have had a 
vision. I do not know that there would be 
any great objections if I spilled a few of the 
beans, especially, if it might help some one 
else. At any rate, I am going to give you a 
little hunch, as to the budget that was raised 
to take care of the general expenditures. I 
think it amounted to nearly twenty-three hun- 
dred dollars, and this does not include the 
freewill offerings for missions, etc. But please 
do not give the writer any credit for the 
splendid budget, I want the honor to go where 
honor is due. It is the church that pays the 
bills, and it was the church that raised the 
budget with the writer knowing but very 
little about it. But at that, we need your ar- 
dent prayers, that we may not lose sight of 
the goal, and the rewards at the end of the 
race. Therefore, if you do not object to the 
enlargement of your prayer list, please in- 
clude us. 

J. S. COOK. 



COLLEGE NEWS 

The Second Semester has opened with a few 
new enrollments. 

So far as I can discern, the spirit of the 
College is wholesome and good. The new 
members of the Faculty have adjusted them- 
selves to the surroundings and a very great 
spirit of harmony prevails. 

The City Canvass 
I had announced some time ago that the 
city canvass would be put on in March but 
just now this does not seem very likely, due 
to the general business depression. The rep- 
resentatives from the city who have been re- 
sponsible for the outlook there, do not think 
the time quite opportune and however much 
the College needs or desires the campaign, it 
is perfectly evident that we must wait until 
the city feels ready. We certainly do not 
want to undertake so important a matter un- 



less the horizon is pretty clear, for defeat 
would be disastrous. Personally I am not 
quite prepared to say with what enthusiasm 
the city will enter such a campaign, but it 
would be folly to press it in the face of ad- 
verse advice. The city members to the Board 
of Trustees all say that when the opportune 
moment comes, the city will put over the can- 
vass in fine style and e5ipress themselves as 
exceedingly optimistic on the point. Mean- 
while, we shall mark time and keep very care- 
ful watch on the situation. The local com- 
mittee meets every two weeks and will do so 
until the time seems ripe. Another meeting 
is due next week. 

EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



EVANGELISTIC SERVICES HELD AT ELK 

LICK WEST VIRGINIA FOR THE 

EVANGELISTIC AND BIBLE 

STUDY LEAGUE 

Brother Coleman, who is pastor of the 
Gatewood church, asked me to come over to 
Elk Lick, his home church, anh hold him a 
short meeting. 

Wo began on, Monday night, January 3, and 
continued two weeks, closing on Sunday :aight, 
January 16. I found here a splendid new 
church built largely by Brother Coleman him- 
self. I think he put something near $1200 in 
it and his children much of the balance of 
the cost. He has fourteen living children and 
about all of them belong to the church. At 
Gatewood we had to sing without instrumen- 
tal music as we could get no one to play. Here 
we had plenty of players, and good music. 

This community is not so thickly settled as 
Gatewood, hence could not expect as large 
crowds. This is a fine mou»tain country 
church. The Methodists have a church al- 
most within a stone's throw of it. The Sev- 
enth Day Adventists have a church close also. 
I found religion at a low ebb in this com- 
munity. The Adventists and Methodists 
here are doing but little and hold up a very 
low moral standard, although there are a few 
splendid members belonging to both of these 
churches and enthusiastically helped us in our 
meeting. 

Our congregation is also small but I think 
has the leading influence in this part of the 
country. 

Many of the people do not belong to church 
at all, several skeptics have spread infidel lit- 
erature and have spoiled some of the boys 
here. 

People are very hard to move, some will not 
come to church at all, but surely a needy field 
as the majority seem to be out of the church. 

Brother Lynn was pastor here for several 
years, and turned the tide towards our peo- 
ple; and some believe had he stayed a few 
more years nearly all would be in the Breth- 
ren church. Brother Coleman is a splendid 
man of influence, but a prophet is not hon- 
ored at home as a stranger. 

We began with small crowds and the con- 
gregations rapidly increased until at the end 
of the first week we had the first confessions, 
the next night we had a terrible storm which 
kept up for three or four nights. Then for 
the last three or four nights we had the lar- 
gest crowds they had had for a long time. 



We closed on Sunday night with a full 
house, intense interest and had three confes- 
sions the last night. We had sii confessions 
all together which was all we could expect un- 
der the circumstances. 

I should have stayed another week but I 
had already stayed in West Virginia two 
weeks longer than I had expected and had 
postponed my Jones Mills meeting twice, 
hence we closed. 

I was in West Virginia a little more than 
five weeks. I found it the most needy field 
that I have been in for years. More people 
that do not belong to church and the hardest 
people to move that I have ever found in any 
country place. 

A strong spiritual man who will live a con- 
sistent life and preach specific doctrines could 
build up a strong Brethren community in this 
unchurched place. I felt homesick to stay in 
this most needy field, but duty called me else- 
where. 

I am now in the midst of a meeting at 
Jones Mills, having large crowds and good in- 
terest. I will report this work later. I go 
from Pennsylvania to Ohio to hold a meeting 
for Brother Beekley at West Alexandria, and 
also a meeting for Brother Kinzie at New 
Lebanon. Then I will return to the Virginia 
district for the spring and summer. 

ISAAC D. BOWMAN, 
1942 S. 17th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 



MANSFIELD, OHIO 



This is my first report from Mansfield since 
taking charge of the work in August. We 
found Mansfield to be, a difficult field, but are 
glad to say that there has been some progress. 
Six persons have been baptized and received 
as members of the church in the regular ser- 
vices. The Brethren Evangelist has been put 
into every home and our folks are thus per- 
mitted to keep in touch with the work of the 
church at large and their relation thereto. We 
have observed the special days in the church 
calendar and good offerings have been lifted 
each time. At our communion service in No- 
vember a goodly representation of tlie mem- 
bership was found around the Lord's tables. 
The official board has drawn up a constitution 
for the church and expects to have it adopted 
at our next regular business meeting. Some 
churches may be over-organized, but Mansfield 
has thus far been quite unorganized. We be- 
lieve that a constitution will help some, hence 
our move in this direction. 

One thing more remains to be said about 
the work of the church proper, namely, that 
we are planning a revival meeting for the 
near future. We ask the prayers of all that 
the Lord may revive us at Mansfield and that 
the church may thelii go forward as never be- 
fore. 

A word may be said about each of the aux- 
iliaries. The Sunday school observed Bally 
Day and found it to be quite a success. Our 
committees functioned very enthusiastically 
so that the occasion was all that could be de- 
sired both from the standpoint of attendance 
and program. We made an all day affair of 
our rally by serving dinner and supper in the 
lately finished basement, and having as our 
guests several strangers. The Christmas en- 



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FEBRUARY 9, 1921 



tertainment too was very good and our White 
Gift offering was reasonably large. The pas- 
tor was given a nice purse, which was very 
greatly appreciated. The latest thing in the 
Sunday school has been the very recent organ- 
ization of three Sunday school classes: The 
Adult, the Young Married Peoples' Class, and 
the Young Unmarried Peoples' Class. With 
these classes thus organized, we confidently 
look forward to an unprecedented growth in 
our Sunday school. 

The Young Peoples' Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety has been very much alive, as evidenced 
by a contest closed just a few weeks ago. The 
old fashioned plan of dividing up into two 
sides — reds and blues — was used with the re- 
sult that the reds had to banquet the blues. 
A new contest is now on, showing that we 
do not mean to let the work drag or lag. Be- 
sides the contests a few socials have been 
held. It is only fair to say too that the par- 
ticipation in the regular Christian Endeavor 
prayer meetings is good. 

We will close with a word about the Wo- 
mens ' Missionary Society. They are now 
holding regular monthly devotional meetings 
in addition to their work meetings. They re- 
cently decided to complete the basement with 
the addition of lavoratories. 

Miss Mae Smith, representing the National 
Women 's Missionary Society was recently en- 
tertained by the Mansfield ladies at which 
time they expressed a desire to have a part 
in the $10,000 Bequest Fund. 

One more thing worthy of note is the con- 
dence of Miss Marie Snyder with the young 
ladies of the church for the purpose of or- 
ganizing them. The result of the meeting 
cannot now be determined, suffice it to say 
that the girls are seriously considering the 
effecting of an organization of Mary and 
Martha. 

Two things we regret concerning the Mans- 
field work: 1. That part of our support must 
come from the Mission Board. 2. That we 
cannot have a resident pastor in that city. 
Although I am the pastor and enjoy my work 
with the Mansfield people, I am encouraging 
them in the hope of securing a resident pas- 
tor at the earliest possible convenience. Will 
you not pray that Brethrenism may come to 
have a fair chance in Mansfield as in other 
cities? PORWAED MANSPIELD- 

A. L. DeLOZIEE, Pastor. 



TKAVEL FLASHES 

Again I shall try to account for myself and 
the work I have been trying to do for the 
Lord. My last was concluded going toward 

Sidney, Indiana 
This being only ten miles away from my 
home, I quite naturally hoped for a good time 
and fine results. It seemed that this little 
burg was to be my Waterloo, even though I 
had Waterloo, Iowa, in my itinerary. Sidney 
was slow all around, somehow. Not the 
church, for they had more grit for the attack 
of a big job than any small congregation I 
ever tried to serve. Did I need a singer? 
Well, they had had a whole party last year 
and did not stall at the expense of a singer. 
I got one. We had a good start at the end 
of the first week and the church was packed 
to the limit at the Sunday evening service. 
Then came one of those sudden cold waves 



and many of the members stayed at home and 
we never recovered from that slump. Never 
was the meeting enthusiastic, from that time 
on. That was about all there was to it. One 
sister came into the church to be with her 
husband and that was the entire visible re- 
sult of the meeting. I do not remember that 
any town on the map ever paid so little at- 
tention to my message as this one. Why? 
Well, I have a theory but that will not edify, 
perhaps, and so I will not tell it. Never did 
I have better entertainment. Sister Mel Cut- 
ler opened to me her wonderful new home. 
Sister A. H. .Miller was one of the best cooks 
I ever had, and I was kept in good shape all 

the way through, but the Lord will have 

to do for Sidney through some other, what I 
could not do. Sidney has two churches, which 
is one too many. Brother Myers was a fine 
fellow to work with and he more than I, has 
to bear the brunt of a battle lost. Perhaps he 
will better diagnose the case when he writes. 
Sidney got the same messages that other 
places got, but why was there no fruitage? 
Sidney church has one of the best Christian 
Endeavor Societies of which I know and 
about all the children of the church families 
were in the fold, so that we needed to get 
results from the outside and those folks we 
never reached because few of them came. We 
leave the results of the effort with him who 
does not forget what we try to do. 

Dayton, Ohio 

Besting between Sundays, we left home 
with our entire family to go to Dayton from 
whence we had gone seven years before a 
broken down, sick man. What memories came 
upon us as we went! Never but once in the 
seven years had we been back to speak to 
the people to whom we had administered for 
eleven years. "Seven Years On Grass," was 
a peculiar subject on which we had heard the 
present pastor of the Dayton church speak 
25 years before; we never forgot it. Had 
we been on grass, driven from our throne as 
was Nebuchadnessar? No, we did not think 
so, and the people who received us with open 
arms once more said we had grown in the in- 
terim. We had not been on grass, we had 
been ' ' in green pastures ' ' with the Good 
Shepherd, as I think of it, but now, we were 
returning to the place that had seemed to us, 
in other days a place of power, if not a 
'throne. In the seven years, my children had 
grown beyond the memory of those who knew 
them before, and myself and wife — "no old- 
er, ' ' said many of our friends. How fine that 
sounded! Back to a church, if not the lar- 
gest in the history of the Brethren fraterni- 
ties then, the largest of our fraternity. Back 
to a people who had followed my leadership 
into a daring adventure for the Lord and had 
dared to go on through with it even though 
I had sickened and had to retire from the 
race. Back to people who had been with me 
in many revivals. Back to a church where 
some of my brethren said I had led a bunch 
of people into a trap from wh)eh they would 
not emerge in a generation — thank God they 
were false prophets — but from which they 
emerge next year with all debts paid and 
1200 members, 120 of which; we snatched from 
the Devil in this campaign. 



It Was a Great Campaign 

It was great because all things were ready 
for a good start. Dr. Cobb is a good organ- 
izer. We did not wish to draw the net the 
first week but it would not stay out that long, 
they were ready to come from the start. 
"Bang, We're off!" was the watchword,' 
Manager Cobb, pastor of the church used for 
the first Sunday; and we were. Arthur Lynn, 
whom the Brethren church does not appreciate 
because she does not know him, is a wonder 
in the singer's role. Miss Aboud, our Syr- 
ian sister was there and led the largest 7 
o'clock prayer meetings I ever saw in a 
church, some meetings having, I believe, as 
many as 400. The people were ready and 
had a mind to work. 25 converts came from 
a single mission as far from the church as it 
could be and be in the city. Friendly men 
used their autos to haul them across the city 
and how fine they must feel now, that they 
have 25 new members from a single mission. 
We had the largest Sunday schools this church 
ever had, the most full houses and save a 
single meeting — that of W. A. Garber's — the i 
most converts. "^ 

Many were the demands the meeting made 
of the leaders. The Y. M. C. A. who had al- c 
nays been friendly to me opened the lobby i 
to us and daily, for two weeks we brought 
the message of song and sermon — Bame and 
Lynn, and when I could no longer go it, Cobb 
— took the folks right in the center of the 
city and many were the good "hits" we 
made for the church and the kingdom there. 
Oh, it was all so fine, the preparation, the re- 
ception with the mayor of the city present, 
the nice home with my old friends, the Tee- 
ters, the many fine meals down town with my 
friends that although Dayton once more took 
all I had, it was a great thing to enjoy and 
endure, for his sake. 

CHAS. A. BAME. 



EEPOKT FROM NOETH LIBEETY, 
INDIANA 

On October first. Brother A. T. Wirick be- 
gan another year's half-time pastorate here. 
He had preached here for five consecutive 
years before and had to leave it on a^scount 
of his health. For three years Brother Grisso 
was on the field and accepted a call for the 
fourth year. Later he decided to resign and 
then the church thought that perhaps Broth- 
er Wirick might again be available and gave 
him a unanimous call which he accepted. 

The work of the church and all its auxil- 
iaries is progressing nicely. In the Sunday 
school we have set a new mark in attend- 
ance last Sunday with 165 present. Eoads 
were not very favorable for autos or we 
would have gone over our goal of 175. Broth- 
er Ealph Horn was recently selected as Super- 
intendent by the Sunday school cabinet to fill 
the vacancy caused by the resignation of 
Brother C. G. Wolf, who accepted an urgent 
call from the Men's Bible Class to act as 
their teacher. Efforts will be made to make 
Front Line Standard this year. The Chris- 
tian Endeavor is being revived and interest- 
ing meetings are held with Brother C. H. 
Sheneman as president. The W. M. S. with 
Mrs. C. G. Wolf as president, and the Sister- 
hood girls, with Mrs. Jacob Sousley as pat- 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 15 



roness, are doing splendid work. They too ex- 
pect to receive recognition at General Confer- 
ence for having gained their goals. The church 
services have been well attended. At our 
communion held last fall we had nearly one 
hundred that observed the sacred ordinances. 
Our evangelistic campaign has just closed and 
our hearts are made to rejoice. Had there 
been no confessions, it would have been worth 
while. Three weeks' listening to Bible in- 
struction and the preaching of his Word 
should and did benefit the membership. 
Greater harmony exists now than before the 
meetings began. 

Brother Wirick held Ms own meeting and 
Brother Harley Zumbaugh of Tiosa, Indiana, 
was leader of the chorus. This was the 
eighth meeting that Brother Wirick held here. 
Nothing spectacular was done to draw crowds 
unless it was preaching the unadulterated 
Gospel and the singing of Gospel songs. Noth- 
ing great in results was anticipated, expect- 
ing only to reap the natural harvest from 
the Sunday school, etc. But 30 people took a 
definite stand for Jesus. One came by letter, 
one by relation, and one was a reconsecra- 
tion. On Sunday afternoon, twenty-two of 
them were baptized and five await the ordi- 
nance. 

About one-half of these converts were those 
who had not been attending services any- 
where previous to the meetings. When they 
heard such sermons as Brother Wirick can 
give, conviction of sin and repentance was 
sure to follow. Beaching folks outside proves 
the efficacy of revivals. Seven of those who 
came were from the Junior department of the 
Sunday school, three from the Young Peoples ' 
Class and the rest were adults and those who 
had not attended Sunday school. 

One of the features of this meeting was a 
Junior choir led by Mr. Zumbaugh and object 
lessons given them on Sunday school nights 
(Monday and Friday nights) by Brother Wir- 
ick. This interested the children immensely 
and even the older folks enjoyed it with them. 
Let me digress long enough to say that it is 
the opinion of the writer that if more atten- 
tion were paid the children and messages pre- 
pared for them that there would not be the 
marked absence of children from the regular 
church services that is a lamentable charac- 
teristic of many churches. 

Our meetings were well attended right from 
the first. Members of other churches at- 
tended in large numbers. One man, a veter- 
an of the Civil War, living out nearly five 
miles, missed only a few services. But peo- 
ple seem to hunger for the plain Gospel ser- 
mons as you can imagine were delivered from 
such subjects as these: The Signs of the 
Times, The Devil — his person, his reign, his 
destiny. Seeking a Bride, Progress of the 
Devil's Lies, Weighed and Found Wanting, 
Is the Bible Man's or God's Word? Faith 
Once and For All Delivered unto the Saints, 
Spiritualism Exposed (to which spooks and 
spookites were invited), The Unpardonable 
Sin, The Second Coming of Christ, and Chris- 
tian Baptism. 

Our meetings closed with interest and at- 
tendance on the increase but arrangements 
for other meetings compelled us to close. But 
we feel that further results will follow in our 



regular church services as an outgrowth of 
the special campaign. 

May the Lord keep us faithful and looking 
for his reappearance. 

L. LEMUEL KLLMEE, 
Press Correspondent. 



A REAL EEVIVAL AT OONEMAUGH 

Since the last report from the Conemaugh 
church we have had a real spiritual refresh- 
ing. With the momentum gained from the 
successful completion of our financial cam- 
paign, in which we ran some $1800 to $2000 
more than enough to meet our debt, and that 
in cash, too, we began our revival campaign 
with the determination to gain just as great 
a victory. We imagined that the brethren 
handicapped themselves by deciding to hold 
the meeting with the pastor preaching. But 
"the proof of the pudding is the eating" .'-d 
the results justified the faith of the brethren. 
We had a total of 33 confessions, all of which 
were baptized but two, and they will be tap- 
tized shortly. There were three by letter and 
as we look over our church attendance, we 
feel that it wag a real revival, and we thank 
God for it. Fraternally, 

GEORGE H. JONES. 



KEPOET OF THE DABWIN AND THE 

BTraiilNGTON CHXJECHES OF 

INDIANA 

Daxwin — For some time we have wondered 
as to the advisability of maintaining this 
work on account of its location, and of the 
present mode of travel, and yet with the loy- 
al and kind hearted people who supported the 
work we seemed to content ourselves with the 
idea that it had a useful place in the perfor- 
manec of the Brethren church's mission. Alter 
having served this church for two years we 
could not see that it was in »ny way going 
forward and after conducting two series of 
meetings ourselves, with the aid of Brother 
Myers we conducted the third series of meet- 
ings, and the numerical results in all these 
series were no confessions, although it seemed 
to encourage the faithful, and some renewed 
efforts would be forthcoming for a while. In 
October we called the church in a special 
meeting and asked if the Brethren thought it 
advisable to continue the work and a very 
decisive ' ' Yea ' ' went up when many of them 
said they would "be more attentive to the 
work," and for a Sanday or two there was a 
very special effort put forth and the work of 
the church seemed to be encouraging, and then 
there was a very noticeable falling away. In 
November we were called away to hold a re- 
turn meeting for Brother L. A. Myers at Col- 
lege Corner. Then on our return home we 
were confronted by a number of the brethren 
who held -their membership at Darwin, saying, 
"We liver nearer to Flora," and others said, 
"We cannot see any use of trying to keep 
the work going out here, what shall we do?" 
I plainly stated, "I did not kuow What Is 
best for them to do." Therefore, I suggested 
that we have a special notice sent to each 
member and that each one say, what he was 
going to do. So, we planned an all day meet- 
ing for the last day of the old year and we 
met after having a devotional meeting in tho 



morning, we had a large basket dinner, in 
which a fine spirit seemed to prevail. In the 
afternoon we had our business meeting and 
the matters of business of regular routine 
were taken up and an opportunity was then 
given those who had requested their letters 
to ask the church for them. To our surprise 
a number asked for their letters, who lived 
closer to Flora than Darwin, but who for 
years had held their membership at Darwin. 
In fact ten asked for their letters to place in 
Burlington and Flora. Others expressed them- 
selves that the only reason they were not ask- 
ing for theirs was because of Brother Lytle, 
and I soon removed that obstacle by offering 
my resignation to take effect at a time when 
the Brethren thought advisable. Then six or 
seven more asked for their letters and these 
all lived closer to the Flora church than to 
Darwin. By this time the hour became late 
and we considered a motion to adjourn to 
meet in one week and finish up the business. 
Throughout this meeting a kind spirit seemed 
to prevail, only some of the older members, 
said, they could not think of seeing this work 
dissolved, and a few laid the whole affair on 
my shoulders, contenting themselves by say- 
ing, ' ' Brother Lytle is trying to break up our 
church." You may know that such a thing 
did not go down very good, but when folks 
are dilatory and careless about their duty, of 
course then is the time to make excuses and 
to lay the blame on someone else. I person- 
ally would like to see the church go on if I 
could convince myself that God's call to ser- 
vice is to preach to empty seats in a commu- 
nity where nearly every person has a church 
home and only a few Brethren live close to 
the church. Of course when as Brethren folks 
in the past we built churches so we could 
count them and instead of preaching the 
whole Gospel and getting men and women to 
repent, we combined our zeal for a church 
building with theirs for a membership, and 
now the whole brotherhood is being confron- 
ted with the evidence that God is mighty 
pleased to have their alliance instead of their 
unselfish regenerate LOVE. 

When the Brethren church in my estima- 
tion commences to put the churches where the 
people are, instead of trying to act like God 
is pleased with buildings anywhere and every- 
where whether advisable and serviceable or 
not we will be gaining much more ground. 

Of course, maybe I ought to feel elated be- 
cause I received my pay; well, I get paid no 
matter where I preach and maybo some breth- 
ren like preaching to empty seats, but I do 
not and will not, and again I am clear off that 
"coddling business of a few folks," so they 
will talk nice to me. If God is as much di- 
vided up as a number of our brethren are in 
their attitude to those who differ in their 
methods, there will have to be walled man- 
sions in the eternal abiding place. 

Burlington. — On January 1st, we had our 
all day meeting at this place and things 
started off in fine shape, for which we are 
willing to give the Lord the praise. 

Some new folks were put to work in the 
various auxiliaries, and we arranged to have 
Christian Endeavor meetings on Saturday eve- 
ning in place of Sunday evening, as there are 
always a number of people come to town on 



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Saturday and there is no place for them to 
spend their hours. So we will try to make 
these meetings as inviting as we possibly 
can, for our purpose is to put the community 
in a position to know that the church is try- 
ing to serve the community rather than be a 
community encumberer. Thus far it is not 
meeting with as large attendance as we anti- 
cipated, but conditions have not been favor- 
able for the results to be maintained, so we 
are sure eventually that all things wiU work 
out for the best. "With three churches in the 
community we can not expect too much, but 
nevertheless we do want that no one can lay 
it to the charge of the church we serve, ' ' the 
people have not had opportunity." 

In all the planning that we are doing we 
want the glory of whatever success 'tliere may 
be to be given to the Lord, as Idng of Kings. 

Of course at present we are only preaching 
at Burlington every other Sunday, and we 
will be in a position to preach for some of the 
brethren on the odd Sunday. As yet we have 
missed only one Sunday. February 13th is 
our Sunday at Burlington and interested 
churches within a reasonable radius, who will 
give us an audience we will be glad to sup- 
ply. 

Again, any pastor in need of a supply for 
a Sunday that is convenient we will be glad 
to help if desired. Pastors need not fear that 
I will try to steal the hearts of their people 
away, as I am not looking for a place to light, 
as the people are satisfied with my poor ef- 
forts where I am now located. 

W. T. LYTLE, 

Burlington, Indiana. 



FROM SEEGEANTSVILLE, NEW JERSEY, 
TO FREMONT, OHIO 

After five years of service we left the Ser- 
geantsville-Calvary charge and came to Fre- 
mont. Because of unavoidable delays in 
packing our goods we were prevented from 
attending General Conference as we had 
planned. So we went to Philadelphia for a 
short visit among our frfends and relatives, 
then on to Fremont, arriving here September 
9, ready to take up the work for our Lord and 
Master in a new field. 

It was not an easy thing to pull up and 
move after living and working among a peo- 
ple like those in New Jersey. We had mar- 
led their young and buried their dead and 
worked among them so long that the cords of 
love were so closely entwined around our 
hearts that it was hard to sever them. Sev- 
eral times when we thought we ought to go 
and let some other man come in and lead them 
they persuaded us to stay and tried in every 
way to make our associations as helpful as 
possible. Every year there was a large dona- 
ation party in January which kept getting lar- 
ger and larger each time. The last donation 
was the largest of all, there being $88.00 in 
cash, eleven pounds of butter, and corn, oats 
and potatoes enough to swell the amount to 
$100.00, if the value of the latter things 
were counted in the total amount. Then if 
you consider the salary, which was doubled 
while we were there, and the spiritual gains 
made you will understand why it was hard 
to leave such good people. Fourteen were 
added to the Sergcantsville and eleven to the 



Calvary church during our pastorate. 

Both congregations have good church 
houses but the one at Sergeantsville is as 
good as any country church that I have ever 
been in. It is large and roomy, the seating 
is good, the lighting and ventilation are fine 
and the Sunday school annex makes it pos- 
sible to take care of a large crowd if neces- 
sary. Then they have a piano and an organ, 
a baptistry and a furnace, so that as far as 
equipment is concerned they are ready to do 
effective work for the Kingdom. 

The members of both churches, are excellent 
people. Farmers and retired farmers, school 
teachers and ex-school teachers, they are some- 
what in advance of the average congregation 
in intelligence and are well prepared to ap- 
preciate a good sermon. The spiritual atmos- 
phere in both congregations is fine and the 
pastor finds it easy to preach with power the 
old-fashioned Gospel message. They are well 
able to support a man for full time and give 
him a good salary and I am hoping that some 
good man will be found soon who, willing to 
make some sacrifice, can live among them ai.d 
lead them on to great victories. The parson- 
age is located at Sergeantsville. 

Brother Jobson, a splendid young man from 
Philadelphia, is giving them good service hut 
he as well as the congregations would like to 
see a man permanently located in the fijij. 
I shall be glad to give any information to luij 
one seeking a new field of labor. 

We found the work at Fremont fully or- 
ganized and in good shape, but needing an '■ r, 
tensive campaign of visitation to round ■ y 
some of the slackers and get ready for more 
efficient service. For various reasons we 
have not been able to do all we wanted to dn 
in this line but we feel that substantial gains 
have been made in every department of the 
work. The outlook at the first of the year 
was good for a successful year's work. 

The people here have tried to make us com- 
fortable in every way. They began by paper- 
ing, painting and varnishing some rooms in 
the parsonage. Then they wired the house 
and put in electric lights. Following this 
came a furnace which, when fully equipped, 
will heat the entire house and make it pos- 
sible for the pastor and his wife to enjoy 
every comfort of the home life. 

Our revival services which closed January 
30, was a season of spiritual refreshing. With 
the pastor as evangelist the crowds were 
large and the interest fine. We preached the 
old-fashioned Gospel of faith, repentance and 
genuine conversion, and the Holy Spirit re- 
warded our efforts by giving us souls for our 
hire. Men who had resisted the Spirit for 
years were brought to the foot of the cross. 
Men and women who had drifted away vrere 
brought near to God. And young men and 
women who had never known Christ were 
brought to the place where they accepted him 
and became children of God. Seven made the 
good confession, two were received by letter 
and sixteen desiring a deeper experience re- 
dedicated their lives to God. 

The revival closed with a communion ser- 
vice on Sunday evening. And it was an in- 
spiring sight to see the new converts kneel- 
ing just before the service while Elder Loose 
and the pastor laid hands on them and re- 



ceived them into the church. Then amid 
smiles and tears they surrounded the tables 
to enjoy one of the best communion services 
the writer has ever attended. The inclement 
weather kept most of our out-of-town mem- 
bers from coming but the attendance was 
good and both pastor and people feel encour- 
aged to press on anew in the work for Christ 
and the church. 

We could not close this report without say- 
ing something about the two members re- 
ceived by letter during the meeting. Brother 
and Sister Conner, who were formerly mem- 
bers of the MoAUisterville, Pennsylvania, 
church, moved to Ohio some years ago but 
never joined any church in this state. They 
live about 27 miles from here but were not 
sure there was a church in Fremont until 
writing to Elder Shope in Altoona, they were 
referred to EHer Loose, who turned the let- 
ter over to the writer. After some corre- 
spondence and a visit we received them into 
the church here. They are such good people 
that we thought there might be more who are 
living in this part of Ohio but not allied with 
any Brethren church. We would appreciate 
the name and address of any such if any pas- 
tor will write to us. Many are lost to the 
Brethren church this way, and we would like 
to save them for the church if we can. 

MOETON L. SANDS. 



MORRILL, KANSAS 

Eev. C. H. Ashman closed a three weeks' 
meeting at this place January 16. Prepara- 
tory work had been done by the pastor and 
a band of workers. The other pastors and 
church people co-operated to make the meet- 
ings a success. A number of afternoon meet- 
ings were held. At these meetings the evan- 
gelist paid his compliments to Christian Sci- 
ence, Mormonism, and other pernicious isms. 
One of the novel features of the meeting was 
the prominence given to the prophocjc." con- 
cerning the second coming of the Lord. A 
liberal supply of literature on the subject was 
offered for sale at cost. Some were surprised 
to learn that all evangelists employed by the 
Evangelistic and Bible Study League must ne 
prepared to give these prophetic talks. 

At the close of the meetings twenty-throe 
were received into the church by briptisr.i, 
five by relation from Hamlin and three await 
baptism later. 

If our next revival meeting does not ij- 
sult in a large ingathering, the reason may 
be found in the following statement: ALT^ the 
Brethren young people of teen age or older 
in the Sunday school are now members of the 
church. The writer is of the opinioii that 
much credit for this fact is due to the elfi- 
cient work with the Juniors, begun by Mrs. 
J. D. Kemper several years ago and cariod 
on by Mrs. Whitted. Credit should also bo 
given for efficient work done by Sunday 
school teachers. 

C. W. YODEE. 



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Number 7 



February 16 
1921 




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Have You Found 

THE PATH INTO THE WILL OF GOD? 



Until you have, the progress of 

the Kingdom will be hindered 

to the extent of your 

possible influence 



"Our personal task is to know the 

will of God and to pivot our wills in his 

will. When we are so pivoted, life swings 

in perfect harmony with the total order of 

the universe. Can we find the path into 

the will of God? Yes! and in nothing else 

is our Lord Jesus more helpfully our great 

Exemplar than here. He found the path 

into the heart of the will of God and he 

made that secret place his home. 'I do 

always the things that are pleasing to 

him.' " John 8:29. 

—EDWIN M. POTEAT. 




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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Husbanding the Fruits of a Eevival — ^Editor, 2 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

Some Criticisms — Charles A. Bame, 4 

The White Life — Dr. Mary A. Laughlin, 5 

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It — ^M. E. Goshorn, 5 

Our Sufficiency — W. M. Lyon, 6 

The Agape (III): Union by Communion — E. E. Eoberts, 7 

Who Is Jesus, and What Has He Done for You? — Samuel Kiehl, 8 

Unselfishness in Prayer — Edythe Hall, 9 

Saving the Child — Mrs. Anna McArthur, 10 



That College Hen — Martin Shively, 10 

Junior Three Year Program — Frieda Price, 11 

Letters from Dayton Intermediates, 11 

What Does the Missionary Spirit Do for the Local Church?- — 

Susie G. Eeyner, 12 

You and Yours — W. A. Gearhart, 12 

Women 's Missionary Societies to Sell Life Saving- Stamps, 12 

News from the Field, 13-16 

Business Manager 's Corner, 16 

The Tie that Binds, 16 

In the Shadow, 16 



EDITORIAL 



Husbanding the Fruits of a Revival 



There is perhaps no phase of the church's work that commands 
larger interest and more earnest and persevering effort than that of 
evangelism. There are many reasons why this is true and why at 
the same time it is perfectly proper. Every church is concerned 
about enlarging its membership, and increasing and strengthening its 
hold on the community. Every denominational program and con- 
certed movement urges upon the congregation the importance of 
evangelism and of special evangelistic efforts. Our own Bicentenary 
Movement wisely urges an annual evangelistic campaign in every 
church, and every state and district conference sets the same goal 
and makes every possible provision for its realization. But under- 
neath all this there is the sincere desire of every true man of God to 
rescue souls lost in sin by bringing them into a receptive attitude 
toward the saving power of the grace of God. The very word of 
God is an evangel by nature; it is a message, "good news," some- 
thing to be passed on and on. It is the heavenly manna, the bread 
of life; but it can only maintain its true character by falling upon 
new ears and finding entrance into new hearts. Every sincere fol- 
lower of the Master, rejoicing in the possession of this blessed gift, 
feels constrained by the love of Christ to share it with others, and 
ever as he gives forth to others his own portion becomes the richer. 
And every soul truly called of God to be a prophet unto his people, 
and having a deep conviction of the universal need and the all 
sufficiency of his God-given message, shares the feeling of Paul, 
"Woe is me if I preach not the gospel." So it is not to be won- 
dered at that this phase of the church's commission is so overmas- 
tering and all-possessing. 

But following close on the heels of the commission to make dis- 
ciples of all nations is the command to "teach them all things what- 
soever I have commanded you." That means that the appropriation 
of God's saving grace is not to cease at baptism. It means, to put 
it differently, that salvation is only the beginning of what God can 
do for a man. It means that after one has been adopted into the 
family of God, he must be schooled in the manners and customs of 
the divine family. He must be acquainted with the noble family 
record, its high ideals, lofty character and rich heritage. He must 
be brought to love the family of God, and to feel at home in it, to 
prize his new relationships and to be loyal to them. This is quite as 
important as that he should ever have accepted God's saving grace 
at all. "For if," as Peter says (Second Epistle 2:20, 21), "after 



they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge 
of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, 
and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of 
righteousness, than, after they had known it, to turn from the 
holy commandment delivered unto them." In other words, unless 
the fruits of a revival are carefully consei-ved and cultured, it is of 
little use to hold revivals. Glorious and essential as are the cam- 
paigns being conducted for the saving of souls, we must consider the 
less widely advertised campaigns for the culturing and training of 
souls as equally glorious and essential. 

It is important in husbanding the fruits of a revival that new 
converts shall be given the conception at the very outset that they 
are intended to grow in grace continually and in the knowledge of 
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If they enter upon the Christian 
life with the idea that salvation from the sins of the past is all that 
the Lord has to do for them, they will be a grief to God and a dis- 
appointment to the church. The way they begin the Christian life 
is very likely to determine the way they will continue it. It is im- 
portant then that they shall begin their discipleship with the con- 
sciousness that they are both under the constraint of apostolic admon- 
ition to grow in grace and under the very necessity of growing or 
losing their lives. Growth is essential to life in the spiritual as well 
as in the physical world. As soon as one ceases to grow he begins 
to disintegrate. How many stunted and disintegrating souls there 
are in the church of Christ today! And most of them have been thus 
hampered from their spiritual birth — they were given no ambition 
for spiritual attainment. 

Nothing is more important than that the new convert shall enter 
upon the new life with a keen sense of his need of daily devotions. 
The Word must be indeed a lamp unto his feet and a light unto his 
pathway, or he will soon be found wandering in the paths of sin 
again. It is necessary today as of old that the Word of God shall 
be hid in our hearts that we may not sin against him. It is the bread 
of life to us and daily must we partake of it. And prayer must be 
as breath to the spiritual body. The importance of prayer may be 
judged by the emphasis the Master placed upon it. It was a vital 
habit in his own life, and for his disciples he said, "Watch and 
pray, lest ye enter into temptation." And yet many who confess 
Christ in our revival meetings today never set aside a time in each 



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day for prayer and Bible reading, and scarcely ever is tkere a family 
altar established! And some never even learn to pray. Surely this is 
as important as confession or baptism, and should be faithfully in- 
sisted upon. 

Kegular attendance upon the services of God's house should be 
set forth as vital to the Christian life and growth. Too often there 
IS a tendency to wink at irregularity in attendance when there is 
nothing to hinder attendance but lack of disposition. No Christian 
can be indifferent to the opportunities and privileges of public wor- 
ship without losing out spiritually. And he who has been called of 
God to be the overseer of the flock has not only the right but the 
duty to insist that the members of the fold shall not "neglect the 
assembling of themselves together as the custom of some is." He is 
not to exercise h-imself as a petty king, lording it over his subjects, 
but as a faithful messenger from the Lord he is to earnestly impress 
upon them that the matter of attendance to the various services of 
God's house is a duty they owe to God, to themselves and to the 
• church, and that only such excuse as they might unflinchingly give 
to God can free them from it. Such instruction is essential and is 
most efCective at the beginning of the Christian life. At such time 
the mind is usually more receptive of instruction and more ready to 
act upon it. He who is permitted to enter upon the Christian life with 
no emphasis being placed upon this duty can scarcely be blamed if 
he is slow to receive such instruction later. 

The importance of giving the new converts something to do is 
often overlooked. He is permitted to live at ease in Zion long enough 
to form the habit and then at a later time when his services are 
.really needed he is reluctant to go to work. Work should be pro- 
vided for every member so far as possible, and surely, there is work 
for ail in any community. Aside from training him for service, the 
assignment of some task or position of responsibility to the new con- 
vert will help greatly to keep him faithful to Christ and the church. 
J£ nothing else can be discovered for the new Christian to do, he can 
be encouraged to help in the support of the church to the extent of 
his ability, and taught to give according as God prospers him. We 
are too fearful to instruct new church members in this regard, but 
surely the stewardship of one's possessions is as important a matter 
for instruction as the proper mode of baptism. The support of the 
church of Christ and the extension of his kingdom ought to be laid 
as a responsibility upon the heart of every new-born child of God. 
It would not drive the truly converted away from the church, but 
would increase his love and loyalty for it. 

Lastly, if the fruits of the revival are to be conserved the new 
converts must be taught concerning the fundamental doctrines of the 
Bible, with special emphasis upon the distinctive tenets of the church- 
In the interest of self-preservation and the advancement of the 
church's plea, this is certainly essential, but if what we as a church 
stand for is as important as we profess to believe, it is far more 
essential to the life of the new convert than to the life of the church. 
Every convert should be made first of all an intelligent Christian and 
then a loyal Brethren. Unless it is worth while to instruct the new 
disciples of our Lord concerning the beliefs and practices of our 
church and to urge loyalty in observing them, it is not worth while 
that we should continue to struggle for an existence as a church. If 
we beliSve we have a plea that is worth preaching and sacrificing for, 
let us teach it, and bear in mind that the most important time to 
teach it is when the repentant sinner saved by the grace of God 
comes with receptive mind and heart to receive instruction by the 
messenger of divine truth. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

Brother S. C. Henderson, pastor of the Clay City, Indiana, church, 
writes a letter that speaks of progress in all the departments of the 
church. It is evident that this church is looking forward to the time 
when it will be a self-supporting congregation, and under Brother 
Henderson's wise leadership and the splendid support of his loyal 
people we dare say the time is not far distant. 

One pastor who does not wish publicity but desires to show his 
interest in the good people of South Bend, who lost their church 
building by fire, has informed us that his church is intending to lift 
an offering on March 6 to add to the South Bend building fund, and 
asks that other churches take a similar offering on that day if pos- 
sible. Any churches that may be able to do so wall be giving to a 



people who are not lying down in their misfortune, but are fighting 
manfully. Brother G. W. Bench is the efficient pastor of the South 
Bend church. 

This week we are accorded the unusual privilege of publishing a 
report from a Sisterhood Society, and it is evident that the Peru so- 
ciety is awake to its opportunities. 

The Indiana churches, foremost as usual, are planning for an 
Evangelistic and Bible conference to be held at Warsaw, May 4-6. 
The program is found in this issue. 

Brother S. P. Fogle writes an interesting letter from Hallendale, 
Florida, where he met and fellowshipped with some veterans of the 
Brethren cause, among them. Sister Laura E. N. Hedrick and Brother 
Daniel Crofford. 

That Winona Tabernacle Fundi Has your church paid its share t 
If you are in Ohio it is 16 cents per member. Ohio churches please 
send money to George S. Baer, 622 Chestnut St., Ashland. Ohio. It 
will then be forwarded and your church given proper credit. Do it 
now. 

Brother E. E. Roberts reports that his tract on Baptism, which 
we were permitted to publish in The Evangelist a few weeks ago in 
serial form, is at present out of print, but that he is having the third 
edition printed and it may be had by writing him at 2335 Frankford 
Avenue, Philadelphia. 

The many sympathizing friends of Sister Vianna Detwiler wiU 
rejoice to learn that she is improving and is able to make the trip 
in company with her sister, to her former home at Eidgely, Maryland, 
where she may be addressed. She asks for the prayers of the broth- 
erhood. Brother N. W. Jennings, pastor of the church where she has 
been making her home, kindly communicates to the Evangelist read- 
ers in her behalf, and also forwarded the published poem at Sister 
Detwiler 's request. 

Brother C. C. Grisso reports concerning his evangelistic labors 
with the Mount Pleasant people in Pennsylvania, where he was used 
of God. for the calling to repentance of a number of souls. Brother 
W. A. Crofford the much-loved pastor of this zealous little flock, also 
makes a brief report. Brother Grisso speaks as pastor concerning 
his work at LaPaz, Indiana, where he was graciously remembered by 
his parishioners at Christmas time. 

Prof. H. H. Wolford writes of his former pastorate at Elkhart, 
Indiana, where he served for nearly eight years and where he was 
loved and given the most loyal co-operation by his people. The 
marked progress made during his pastorate gives evidence of his able 
leadership, and also of the ability of his able assistant, Mrs. Wolford. 
Both Brother and Sister Wolford were pressed into places of service 
in the Ashland Sunday school, Brother Wolford teaching the College 
Men's class and Sister Wolford the Academy Girls. 

Brother Charles Ashman reports the exceptionally successful 
evangelistic campaign which he and the pastor. Brother J. F. Watson, 
with the loyal backing of the people recently held. It is the largest 
number of souls received in any campaign yet reported this year. The 
brotherhood will rejoice with these brethren in their great victory. 
Brother Ashman gives much credit to the splendid local organization 
and the hearty cooperation. We dare say that this will mean much 
to the First church of Johnstown. 

The editor had the pleasure of visiting and preaching for the 
Brethren folk at Buckeye City, Ohio, and Altoona, Pennsylvania on 
two recent Sundays. At Buckeye City he had the priivlege of being 
entertained in the home of Brother and Sister G. E. Peterson, the 
former being a classmate of the editor at Ashland College. We found 
the Buckeye people deeply interested in The Evangelist. At Altoona 
we had our abode with Brother and Sister Carl Grosse. Brother and 
Sister Grosse are both live Endeavorers, the former being president 
of the city union and the latter field secretary of the Brethren union 
of Western Pennsylvania. The Altoona church is wide-awake and is 
maintaining a remarkable interest to be without a pastor for so long. 
We were glad to get acquainted with these two congregations, and 
shall appreciate any opportunity that may come to us of visiting 
other churches over the week end. By thus enlarging our acquain- 
tance we feel that we can serve the brotherhood better. 



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FEBRUARY 16, 1921. 



THE BRETHREN BICENTENARY MOVEMENT PAGE 



1723 1923 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, Editor 



Some Criticisms 



I have a letter from one of the good pastors of the 
brotherhood that might not get this notice or mention save 
for the fact that others may be feeling the same way as to 
this Movement. And before I go further, let me say that 
the main objection of the letter is sensed in that word 
Movement. This is not a program but a Movement. The 
Four Year Program demonstrated the impossibility of a 
common program for each church of the brotherhood. So 
variant in their location and enviroiunent and even in their 
efforts; with pastors of so many different views and ambi- 
tions, it was all together impossible to link every church to 
that PROGRAM. It was the unanimous opinion of the Com- 
mittee after long deliberation and careful study that this 
should not be a program, but a movement. And I am sm- 
cere in my wish that this distinction shall be held inviolable 
by all churches and pastors. This is a movement that looks 
deeply into the sources of power and thus of success. No 
church can keep pace with this movement unless it goes to 
the source of power, either. Two of the divisions lead right 
to the throne and if they are properly found and observed, 
there will be little trouble with any of the other divisions 
of the Movement. Just which of the two, I do not at this 
time care to point out, as it might not be well for me to do 
so. But if this pastor or any other will make a good study 
of the Movement, either from the literature already sent, or 
from the "wheel" which I presume will be in your posses- 
sion ere this appears in print, they will soon sense what I 
mean by the above suggestion. Now here are his observa- 
tions : 

The Program is not as good as the Four Year Program 
was. It will be more difficult to work. You already feel 
that I am sure. It centers in the Boards. It is not to the 
point. It is not clear; it is too general. The Boards will 
set the standards and now these may be one" thing and then 
another. You will be their servant and will be ordered two 
Avays at once, as you were in the case referred to above. 

We budget all expenses, current, mis.sions, and all. Last 

year we put in the budget — dollars for Home Missions, 

— then the Board raised it to dollars. That is not 

good business. Now, we budget in March for the full year 
and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE EXPECTED TO 
GIVE TO ALL NATIONAL WORK, TO ALL MISSIONS. 
If we do not know I can not work my people up to it, and 
you will get what they give and that is all. 

Now, I count this pastor a very personal friend. I love 
him and believe that he loves me, but he spoke too quickly. 
That this Movement will be more difficult to work, is already 
apparent but when it is really worked, all tlie work of the 
local church will be so easy and the pastoral burdens will be 
so lightened the pastor Avill be amazed! The trouble Avith 
an iron-clad budget system is also, at once apparent. I have 
said and will do so here in print, that I Avould never serve 
a church that would budget just so much and no more and 
not allow the Spirit to do his bidding to the members of a 
congregation on special days. To sit down in October of 
this year and say to a dollar, Avhat the church can do and 
no more, regardless of increase or failure, would be to me, 
folly. Suppose the Buena Vista church of Virginia which 
has an increase of 100 since October would have said just so 
much at Easter and no more, what would be the rightness 



or fairness of that? Or the Dayton church with 120 new 
members 1 Or suppose that a Western church had had a hot 
Avind last summer and all crops destroyed, they would have 
been compelled to give just what they budgeted, regardless 
of all considerations. Where Avould be the justice or the 
rightness "according as God has prospered" to such a sys- 
tem? In fact, my dear brother, "just what they give and 
no more ' ' regardless of all needs and demands of the mission 
fields is as Avrong as any method I could conceive. I believe 
in the budget system but not to the exclusion of the guid- 
ance of the blessed Spirit. Salaries and certain other needs 
of the church can be and ought to be budgeted but certainly 
there ought to be room for the dictation of the Spirit and 
an opportunity for the folks of the congregation to give 
Avhat they Avish to any fund in which they are especially in- 
terested out of the fullness of their heart and THE EXCESS 
OF THEIR TITHE MONEY! How a movement could be 
more to the point, I can not conceive. The Boards say in 
plenty of time Avhat are their needs. The Bicentenary Page 
Avhich you are noAV reading tells of the needs and what each 
member must do if Ave meet the need. Wliat we need is a lot 
of preachers and leaders of churches keeping the pace set for 
them that Ave may do our part in bringing in the kingdom of 
the blessed Lord. Further, the brother says : 

This condition makes for inefficiency. It makes it diffi- 
cult to do our best. It makes disorder. We know Avhat Ave 
are to give to State Missions for the State has said the word. 
But Avhat to Home and Foreign? Will there be an unex- 
pected change that will carry over three hundred dollars for 
a church as we have here? 

No definite goals except one and that is a meeting in 

eveiy church. This Ave will do in if possible. Let 

us have the NEW PROGRAM applied and we Avill Avork it 
to the bitter end. I knoAv that you suffer more from this 
than any other and here is my best, but you have the author- 
ity to speak and demand in no uncertain Avay that Ave must 
knoAV one year ahead Avhat the goals will be. 

Well, my brother, Ave have a very definite goal set for 
the Movement and if your church is very anxious to get off 
its hands their full share of it, be reminded that the Confer- 
ence last September decided to raise in the three years of 
this Movement, Half a Million Dollars. If you are anxious 
to get this off your hands and budget your share right now 
regardlei-'s of your prospective groAvth or of the groAvth of 
the denomination in those years, just get busy and divide 
that amount by the fraction of the 23,000 your congregation 
is, and you Avill have your share and then, you can divide 
that sum as you choose among the several demands of the 
Movement, and thus give your share each year. It is not a 
very long problem for you! But I really iDelieve that both 
lie and his church Avould rather accept the findings of the 
i-Joards as Ave go along. 

Do not Avastc sympalliy on me, my dear brother. I am 
very happy in the Avork of the Movement so far. I Avould 
not" at this time change a single Avord nor make it a bit dif- 
ferent than it is, save that I Avould like to urge Avith all the 
powers of my being that the pastors and churches proceed 
as fast as possible to get aligned according to the plans. I 
knoAv of no excuse Avhy any pastor should not have done 
what some of them have done, get in line. It is time ; HIGH 
TIME. Soon, a year Avill have rushed into eternity and ere 
Ave are aware, the Lord of the harvest may demand a reckon- 
ing. If he tarries, the three years Avill have gone and some 
churches Avill aAvaken to the loss of time they needed as much 
as the churches that Avorked after the plans and are noAV 
strong and powerful. 

Remember the Founders. What a sacrifice the found- 
ers of our church made for us I Think it through. This 



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Movement is a three-year effort to emulate if not to imitate 
their example. Preach the Word! Go to jail! Cross an- 
ocean ! Get a nick-name for your zeal ! Lose your property 
or a part of it for the sake of the church and the ' ' Whole 
Gospel," and then you will be following the steps of those 



who gave us our church. And, believe me, if that spirit does 
not possess us to a degree, we shall miss the spirit the times 
and the Movement demand. "Put on the M'hole armor of 
God that ye may be able to stand, and having done all to 
Btand." BAMB. 



GENERAL ARTICLES 



The White Life and the Instruction of Youth. By Dr. Mary a. LaughUn 



The "white life" is the moral life. All history teaches 
us the importance of moral living; as the corruption of 
nations increases national strength decays. The whole ante- 
diluvian world was so vile that the Lord destroyed them all ; 
Sodom and Gomorrah were so degraded that they wei'e de- 
voured by fire and brimstone from heaven. Many, people 
believe the Jews were God's chosen people because they 
were purer than other nations ; imperfect as the Hebrews 
were they were greatly superior to the surrounding nations, 
whose abominable practices were encouraged even by their 
religions. The Hebrews have endured but their neighbors 
have all long ago disappeared. When ancient Greece and 
Rome became steeped in ^dce they were overthrown. In 
continental Europe it has long been taken for granted that 
men need not be true to their wives; see the condition of 
Europe now. 

Impurity of conduct, which has its root in impurity of 
thought, is one of the worst disorders eating at the vitals 
of every nation ; for it degrades and incapacitates the people 
physically as well as morally. Impurity of conduct leads to 
loathsome diseases, and these diEea,ses cawe an immen.se 
amount of sickness and suffering and death. All good citi- 
zens believe these evils should be done a\vay ^vith, but how 
shall we go about it? Much work is being done by the So- 
cial Hygiene Association in the way of education, and the 
United States Public Health Service is doing much in the 
way of treating disease and also giving instruction ; but the 
work of cleaning up the nation and keeping it clean is so 
great that the help of every man and woman is needed, and 
especially the help of the fathers and mothers. 

There are dangers confronting every boy and girl as 
they grow up, and how can they avoid them if they do not 
know the dangers there? I was much impressed by a pic- 
ture on a pamphlet published by one of the State health de- 
partments ; it shows a youth and a girl standing blindfolded 
on the edge of a precipice, showing how parents neglect their 
duty of instructing their children. 

Little children come naturally to their parents with 
questions concerning the facts of life, and these questions 
should be answered truthfully, in a matter-of-fact Avay, not 
making a mystery of the matter ; and a little later there M'lll 



be no opportunity for the child to come under the influence 
of evil-minded associates with their mysterious knowledge ; 
for he A\'ill already know all they may have to tell him, and 
in a ^\'holesome way. And besides, if the parents are frank 
and truthful they will retain the confidence of the children 
as they grow up, and so be able to save them from many a 
mistake or false step. 

The ancient Hebrews knew the importance of instruc- 
tion in these matters, and I thuik the 7th chapter of Prov- 
erbs contains the most graphic and forceful warning on this 
subject ever written. The "young man void of understand- 
ing" will probably pay no heed to it, but that chapter is 
just as true as it was 3000 years ago ; the wanton woman is 
still with us, and it is still true that "she hath cast down 
many wounded, yea, all her slain are a mighty host." 

But thoFC who would teach purity to the young must 
themselves be pure ; and purity of conduct is natural only to 
those who are pure of speech and pure of thought. "As a 
man thinketh in his lieart so IS he. " I have been pained to 
hear presumably Christian women speak in a joking Avay 
of transgressions which had results that were tragic. How 
can these women teach their children aright when their own 
point of view is so far from correct ? And again, it would 
seem that those who delight in unclean jests and stories^ are 
not setting a good example to their growing boys and girls ; 
if they sow the wind they shoiild not be surprised if they 
leap the whirlwind. 

It seems to me that a very good way to train young 
people in the "white life" is to prevent idleness; see tha" 
they have plenty of good useful work, wliolesome recrea 
tion and exercise enough to make them tired occasionally. 
The temptations are always there ready for the boys and 
girls, but let us "overcome evil with good." Saint Paul 
points out the way for usi to do it— "Finally, brethren, what- 
soever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatso- 
ever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good re- 
port ; if there be' any virtue, and if there be any praise, think 
on THESE things. ' ' In other words, fill the lives of _ the 
young people so full of good things that th(^re will be neitlier 
room nor desire for evil things. 

Hagerstown, Maryland. 



The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It. By m. r. Goshom 



The article which appeared on page ten of the Evange- 
list for December twenty-nine, under the subject, "Has the 
Church Eeally Collapsed," has in it much that should 
arouse the spirit of the present day churches. 

The statement of the New York minister, "That all at- 
tempts to disguise the utter collapse of the churches have 
now become futile and ridiculous. The churches are all 
alike mere survivors of the past," is in part, almost too true. 

However we must expect some churches to be overcome 
by satan and the world just as some individuals are over- 
come. Three-quarters of a century had likely not passed, 
after the birth of our Savior, until the Spirit commanded 
John to write to the church at Laodieea, "I know thy works, 
that thou art neither cold nor hot : I would thou Avert cold 
or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither 
cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth." But why? 
"Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, 



and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art 
wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." 
. . . "Behold I stand at the door and knock." 

It seemed that the Spirit had no place in the church at 
Laodieea. We must not judge, but we wonder if the churches 
of today that are, — as the above minister says_, coUap.sing,— 
are not churches which will not admit the Spirit. 

Yes, there are Spiritless churches today just the same 
as there were Spiritless churches of old. They have become 
selfish and egotistical. "They say, I am rich, and increased 
with goods, and have need of nothing." They do not even 
feel their need of the guidance of the Spirit. And when this 
condition has come about, how easy it is for satan to step nito 
the place that should be occupied by the Spirit of God and 
cause the church to fall. "Because thou hast left thy first 

love." .„ ^ ^, 

Paul wrote to Timothy, "The tune will come when they 



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will not endure sound doctrine; but after their ov,m lusts 
they shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears ; 
and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall 
be turned unto fables. ' ' 

How truly this has come to pass ! Pleasure and the sat- 
isfying of the lusts of the flesh have gotten such a hold on 
the church that many have lost all love for the Master; or 
make him, at least, a very secondary consideration. 

I have in mind a concrete example to illustrate a prob 
able cause for some of such conditions. 

A few years ago a young minister of special ability as 
an orator, and possessing a wonderful vocabulary and a 
wealth of flowery phrases; highly educated and capable of 
enthusing asd pleasing large audiences in Chautauqua 
courses or college and high school commencements ; said to 
me, "Now just to be honest with you,brother, I do not preach 
to my people as I feel that I should. I have a wife and a 
couple of children to maintain. And if I were to preach the 
Word, in its fulness, to my church and condemn the things 
of the world that are sapping the life blood out of the 
churches, I would lose my job. Or at least, I would fail to 
be able to collect my salary from some of my most liberal 
parishioners. And as I need the money I feel that I am 
simply forced to pass, with a wink, some things that should 
not be tolerated in church people, and let go unsaid some- 
things that I know should be preached." 

Years have passed since that minister left the charge he 
then filled. But very recently one of the very parishioners 
to whom he preached told me he did not like the may his 
present minister was preaching. He said their minister now 
talks against dancing and card playing, and that he consid- 
ered it entirely a mistake. He gave it as his opinion that 
the church should be simply a community affair, of the club 
nature; where the young could meet for dancing and any 
other (such as he tei-med) clean amusements and by so 
doing be induced to attend the church instead of more dan- 
gerous amusements. 

In these cases, I think we have the sowing and the rip- 
ened grain. The minister who so smoothly labored with his 
people because he wanted money more than he wanted to 
obey his conscientious beliefs of what God woiild have him 
do and preach, perhaps misled this parishioner into a very 
low standard of Christian thinking or even to the place that 
he has become almost an unbeliever. At least, seemingly as 
a consequence of the conditions, this man and his family are 
no longer church workers. And have about concluded, like 
the New York minister, that the church is a thing to be rel- 
egated to the past. - 

So things go, and who is to blame? Is it the preacher? 
Is it the people? Or is it the atmosphere of the age in which 
we live? There are some good people, as there has always 
been. There are also some good churches. The true church 
has not collapsed nor has it been relegated to the - scrap- 



heap. God still has a people. There are also preachers who 
■ "preach the Word" and that can "reprove, rebuke," and 
"exhort" with all longsuifering and doctrine." 

Of course ministers are human. They make mistakes 
and errors. However if they are submissive to the Spirit and 
are willing to work, like Paul charged Timothy to work, they 
will surely be blessed in their efforts. There are great meet- 
ings in progress at the present time, just as there were great' 
revivals in the past. 

The people of the world are still hungering and thirst- 
ing for they know not what. And too many preachers try 
to satisfy this longing by offering them the wrong kind of 
food. There is but one food that can be offered to the dying 
world that will satisfy and that is the Word. Why offer any 
apology and why try to substitute? When the pulpits are 
filled with men like Paul who are willing and ready to 
preach the Word at all times and at all hazards, the people 
will accept or reject. 

The world must be made to know that there is no mid- 
dle ground. Men must accept and submit to the plan of God 
or die. The compromising preacher and the compromising 
church are stumbling blocks to the sin-sick world. 

There is still a marriage feast in progress. The- wine 
seems to be running short. What shall we do ? Oh, that the 
great command of the mother of Jesus might be burned into 
the hearts and minds of all professing servants! "Whatso^ 
ever he saith unto you do it." Just "Do It!" What right 
has twentieth century wisdom and higher critics to say the 
commands of Jesus are unnecessary? 

God has almost miraculously preserved for us in his let- 
ters the commands and teachings of Jesus. And when we 
read them why should we set our judgment against his and 
say they are either unnecessary or unreasonable? We are 
not as loyal as were the servants at Cana. We say, "Why 
do you tell us to fill the pots with water?" We don't wane 
water, we want Avine. ' ' And as a result we get no wine. 

Yes, some churches may be collapsing because they will 
not obey the commands. Consequently they are lifeless. 
"But whosoever shall do and teach them the same shall be 
called great in the kingdom of heaven." "For if he be a 
hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man be- 
holding his natural face in a glass ; for he beholdeth himself, 
and goeth his way, and straightway f orgetteth what manner 
of man he was." 

"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and 
continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a 
doer of the word, this man shall be blessed in his deed." 

No, the church for which Christ gave himself is not 
dead. Its influence is still lighting the world. And though 
it may not be as great in numbers as we think it should be, 
it is a mighty force, "And the gates of hell shall not pre- 
vail against it." 

Clay City, Indiana. 



Our Sufficiency. By W. M. Lyon 



We have two texts in mind. The first is 2 Corinthians 
3:5. Listen to Paul: "Not that we are sufficient of our- 
selves to think anytlimg as of ourselves ; but our sufficiency 
is of God." The other, deeply significant, is 2 Corinthians 
9:8: "God is able to make all grace -abound toward yon, 
that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things may 
abound to every good work." These two texts present a 
combination of infinite power. The first refers definitely to 
the mdnistry the second to the congregation or church. 

"Always having all sufficiency in all things." Isn't 
that great? The trae minister can truthfully say: "My 
sufficiency is of God." And evei-y congregation should be 
able to say: "Always having all sufficiency in all things." 
Get the context and you will find no sufficiency is acknow- 
ledged here but that of God himself. How very different is 
all this from the sufficiency of the church of Laodicea: "I 
am rich, and increased in goods, and have need of nothing' ' 
(Rev. 3:17). Is it strange that God says of tliis, "I will 
spew thee out of my mouth ? " 



Beloved, to which class do we, as a people, belong? The 
slogan, "The Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the 
Bible," is beautiful it takes in everything worth while, yet 
does it not mean at least as much to say, ' ' Our sufficiency is 
of God?" 

But the most important question is : Does our practice as 
a people really justify the profession made? To illustrate. 
If God is really able to make all grace abound, will he not 
do so, if we but let the Holy Spirit rule in oiu- hearts? Will 
it be necessary then to resort to cork-screw methods of rais- 
ing money among the saints (?) such as obtain today in the 
average church? If our sufficiency is really of God; if he 
is reaUy able and willing; why not let him have a chance? 
Give him the same chance George Muller did. God was all 
sufficient to him always ! Surely he is no respecter of per- 
sons! 0, my dear people, do let us believe God, and keep 
hands off the holy ark ! God can take care of that !_ 

0, if only those of us who claim to be his ministers, 
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exclaim over and over, "This is the Lord's doing and mar- 
velous in our eyes. ' ' And if only all who claim to be evan- 
gelists would learn of the lowly Nazarene the same great 
lesson, what a change Avould take place ! They would then 
be content to let the Lord himself do the "adding" to the 
church, as he did in the beginning. And as for money; 
brethren, God is able to cure any minister of both those aw- 
ful afflictions known as "Numberitis" and "Moneyitis. " 
In fact the Calvary cure has never been known to fail in 
anything Avhen used according to the original directions. It 
is also the best form of insurance. If ypu doubt my word 
read what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 3 :12-15. 



But to return to the subject of evangelists, so called, at 
least. Much of their work consists largely of wood, hay, 
and stubble, which later goes up in smoke. Why not let 
the all-sufficiency of God get control of our lives instead 
of giving place to "enticing words of man's wisdom." Give 
infinitely more attention to Acts 1:8, and infinitely less to 
men, machinery and money. 

It is the greatest event this side of heaven to have 
reached the place where our faith does not depend on the 
wisdom of men, but depends on the power of God (1 Cor. 
2:4-5). Do our lives speak of self-sufficiency or God-suffi- 
ciency? What is the answer? Be not deceived. 

Washington, D. C. 



The Agape (III): Union by Communion. By e. e. Roberts 



"Drink ye all of it." Matt. 26-27. 

There remains to be considered the union that is by 
communion, but as all Christian denominations virtually 
agree as to its significance it is unnecessary to consider the 
phase of the service. Hence we Avill only endeavor to as- 
certain what constitutes its proper observation. 

We have noticed the fact that the service is a trinity 
of acts making one whole act. As they have been joined in 
an insoluble union, let no man attempt to divorce them, for 
the attempt avUI be all that he can do. 

Let us then notice the circumstances under which they 
were given, for we can not feel justified in limiting Christ's 
words, "For I have given you an example that you should 
do as I have done to you" only to feet washing, although 
most intimately connected with it. Personally I feel that 
the whole service was to be an example to us, showing us 
how we should keep these commandments or ordinances. 
Therefore notice first that it was kept at night. I have fre- 
quently been amused to hear ministers of the Gospel an- 
nounce that "We will celebrate the Lord's supper next Sun- 
day morning at 11 A. M." It always reminds me of a re- 
mark of an Irish paaid, "Och, it's just the same only differ- 
ent." Supper is an evening meal. No one would as much 
as dream of eating his supper at 11 A. M., or before dinner. 
Neither would one. of these same ministers, were they to 
visit me, and I were to give him a part of a cracker, and a 
sip of the fruit of the vine, go away and say or think that 
I had given him his supper. 

We have remarked that John does not give any account 
of what Christ did, that night, as he wanted to rebuke the 
apostacy into which they had fallen regarding feet washing. 
But Christ had Paul tell us (1 Cor. 11 :23)) that "I received 
from the Lord that which I have delivered unto you" how 
that the Lord the same night in which he was betrayed"— 
not the morning, but the same night, hence we see that the 
correct time is night. He also says (10-16), "The bread 
which WE break," Archdeacon Frederick Farrar, D.D.. 
commenting upon it says, " They_^evidently passed it from 
hand to hand and each one breaking off a piece." This 
without a doubt is exactly what they did. Not the passmg 
of broken fragments on a platter for each one to help them- 
selves, as is the common practice today. Then he tells us, 
"In like manner he took THE cup "after he had supped. 
We need to notice very particularly that it is always THE 
cup. Matthew says THE cup. Mark says THE cup. Luke 
says THE cup. Matthew says, "Drink ye ALL of IT^ 
Mark says, "And they ALL drank of It. Luke 22 :17. He 
took the cup, and said, "Divide this among yourselves.^ I 
can find no justification in God's word for changmg cup into 
CUPS. I do not hesitate to say that the practice of using 
individual CUPS is vidthout Scriptural authority— without 
doubt inspired by the devil, who laughs at his success in 
persuading us that our pride is only a desire to be more 
hygienic, whispers in our ear that "You'll surely catch some 
dreadful disease if you drink after that fellow," or such and 
such a one. " In my over 45! years as a member and preacher 
I have drunk of THE cup many more than a hundred times, 
and all that I ever caught was mighty blessings. WhUe I 



am a poor man, yet I will agree to bury at my expense all 
who die of any disease caught from drinking from the cup. 
Paul wi'ote to the Thessalonian church, "We hear that sonie 
there are that walk disorderly. With him I have heard 
some such reports of the Brethren, and with him I hope the 
reports are false. Let other denominations do as they please, 
but Brethren, let us not fall into this error. What the 
Brethren church that has always made her boast, that we 
obeyed the Word of God not only in the Spirit, but also in 
the very letter! Let not this false practice be as much as 
named among us. Why the very meaning of the word com- 
munion forbids the individual cup, for it means "To use in 
common. ' ' Can you use it in common with individual cups 1 
Nay, nay. 

Then we understand that the "Fruit of the vuie" or 
perhaps better the Greek, "The produce of the vine" is the 
pure unfermented juice of the grape, crtainly not that ac- 
cursed stuff that has wrecked more homes, broken more 
hearts, cursed the babes unborn, and damned more souls, 
than any other weapon that the devil has wielded. That pos- 
itively can not be used as a type of the precious blood of 
Christ. 

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter." As 
ministers of the WORD, we are commanded to ' ' Teach them 
all things which I have commended and, lo, I am with you 
always even unto the end of the age." Is it not that the 
ministry at large has failed to obey this command that they 
and their churches do not have the power that they should 
have ? If we fail as they have, Avill we not lose the Presence 
of Christ, and the power he gave us? May we not be a part 
of that company of false prophets and sorcerers (Pharma- 
cists) that find their place in the lake of fire? 

Suppose that after all it is not necessary to our salva- 
tion. We can rest assured that it will not be to our damage, 
"in the day of the Lord." But what if it is? We do not 
play the fool in earthly matters. Shall we m divine things ? 
God forbid. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



When to Talk Money 

The Christian Standard says, Never try ^o raise money 
first and then shape the program of the work. Make the 
program of work first, then estimate the cost, then raise the 
money. This is important. The best of givers do not give 
to and will not give largely to a nebulous or timid program. 
Do not ask anyone for money until a clear answer can be 
given as to exactly what is proposed and the estimated cost. 

The man of faith is anchored in God. For him God is 
the God of, reality. The whole truth, so far as he can dis- 
cover it, is the medium in which the soul touches God. In 
his willingness to co-operate with God, he comes to be hope- 
ful. He does not fear the foe without. He has been pre- 
pared to live the truth, to know the facts, to endure un- 
fulfilled expectations and deferred hopes. He can sing with 
assurance: "My anchor holds."— The Christian Index. 



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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



Who Is Jesus, and What Has He Done for You? By samuei Kiehi 



Text : And daily in the temple, and in every house, they 
ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. — Acts 5 :42. 

There is one God, and one mediator, between God and 
men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5), God and his Son; 
also known as God the Father, and God the Son — two dis- 
tinct personalities. The father is not the Son, neither is the 
Son the Father. God the Son is equal with the Father ac- 
cording to Philippians 2 :6. God the Father is greater than 
the Son according to John 14:28. Hence by inference Ave 
can read (John 1:1) thus. In the beginning was the word 
(the Son of God), and the word was with God (God the 
Father), and the word was God (God the Son); one God, 
and one mediator — the Fatlier, and his only begotten Son, 
our only Savior (Acts 4:12). In all oiir devotions, it is ours 
to Imow (not to guess) whom we are addressing, God the 
Father, or God the Son, He that honoreth not the Son hon- 
oreth not the Father -(John 5:23). 

When Jesus and his disciples were on the coast of Cae- 
sarea Philippi he asked them, Who say ye that I am? Peter 
answered. Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 
Jesus replied. Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee. 
hut my Father Avhich is in heaven (Matt. 16 :16, 17). A wit- 
ness to the truth that Jesus taught when he said, "No man 
can come to me except the Father which hath sent me draw 
him." The drawing of the Father precedes the coming to 
the Son according to John 6:44. 

At his baptism in the Jordan a voice from heaven was 
heard, saying. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well 
pleased (Matt. 3:17). After baptism, John the Baptist 
said, I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God 
(John 1:34). A certain man in Jerusalem, blind from his 
birth, to whom Jesus gave sight, was afterwards put out of 
the synagogue.' When Jesus heard that they had cast him 
out, he sought him, and finding him, said unto him, Dost 
rhou believe on the Son of God? He answered. Who is he. 
Lord, that I might believe on him? Jesus said, Thou hast 
both seen him, and it is he that talkcth with thee (John 9 : 
35-37). A clear statement from Jesus' own lips that be is 
the Son of God. His last words on the cross, "Father, into 
thy hands I commend my spirit, " were the words of the 
only begotten Son of God on the cross, to his Father on the 
throne in heaven (Luke 23:46). Subsequently he Avas de- 
clared to be the Son of God with power. . . by the resurrec- 
tion from the dead (Rom. 1 :4) . After his ascension it was 
(is) written, We have a great high priest that is passed into 
the heavens, Jesus the Son of God (Heb. 4:14). Paul, 
straightway after his conversion, preached Christ m the syn- 
agogues, that he is the Son of God (Acts 9 :20). No further 
testimony is needed to prove that Jesus is the Son of God. 
He hinif'elf said, God so loved the Avorld, that he gave his 
only begotten Son, that Avhosoever believeth in him should 
not perish, but have everlasting life. He also said, He that 
believeth on him is not condemned ; but he that believeth not 
is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the 
name of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16-18) Such 
unbelievers need not wait for the judgment day, being con- 
demned already. To avoid such a fearful present, or future 
judgment it behooves both saint and sinner to heed the 
Voice of God out of the cloud, on the Mount of Transfigura- 
tion, saying, This is my beloved Son, in Avhom I am Avell 
pleased'; hear ye him (Matt. 17:5). 

He Avho ha« received Jesus the Son of God as bis per- 
sonal Savior and Lord is taught to fight the good fight of 
faith (1 Tim. 6:12). He must overcome the Avorld (1 John 
2:16). But who can overcome the Avorld? It is written. 
This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our 
faith (1 John 5:4). The preceding "word" tells .what 
overcomes the world. The following "word" tells who 



overcomes ; thus, Avho is he that overcometh the world, but 
(only, or except) he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of 
God (1 John 5:5). The faithful believer in Jesus as the 
Son of God is the victor, 

To believe that Jesus is the Son of God is essential to 
salvation. These (signs) are written that ye might believe 
tJiat Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God ; and that believing 
ye might have life through his name (John 20:31). "He 
that believeth on the Son of God hath the Avitness in him- 
self" (1 John 5 :10)— the Holy Ghost (John 7 :39), the Spirit 
of God (1 Cor. 3:16), Christ dAvelling in his heart by faith 
(Eph. 3:17). It is Avritten, KnoAv ye not your oAvn selves, 
hoAv that Jesus Christ is in you except ye be reprobates (2 
Cor. 13:5). Let us hope that no reader of the "Evange- 
list" belongs to the latter class; but that every one can say 
AA'ith Paul, I am crucified AA-ith Christ: nevertheless I live; 
yet not I, but Christ liA'^eth in me : and the life Avliich I noAv 
live ui the flesh I liA^e by the faith of the Son of God, Avho 
loved me, and gave himself for me (Gal. 2:20). The Lord 
enable every one of us to give such a faithful testimony in 
the day of his appearing (1 Pet. 1:7). 

It is Avritten, God Avas ui Christ, reconciling the A^-orld 
unto himself (2 Cor. 5:19). It is also Avritten, Wliosoever 
shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dAvelleth in 
him (1 John 4:15). Also, If avc love one another God dAvell- 
eth in us (1 John 4:12). God dAvelling in believers is to 
them a foretaste, or earnest of that Avonderful consumma- 
tion to be inaugurated (some time after the millennium) 
AA'hen all things shall be subdued unto him (the Son of God), 
then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (God 
the Father) that put all things under him (the Son), that 
God may be all in all (1 Cor. 15:28). 

Jesus, being the only begotten Son of God, was God 
manifest in the flesh (1 Tim. 3:16). Therefore he could say, 
I and my Father are one (John 10:30). He that hath seen 
me hath seen the Father (John 14:9). A positive declara- 
tion of his divinity and his Deity. He came into the world 
to save smners (1 Tim. 1:15). He gave himseK a ransom 
for all (1 Tim. 2:6). That includes you. The terms of sal- 
vation are faith in Jesus the only begotten Son of God 
(John 3:16, Rom. 10:9). Now, by a living faith in Jesus 
Christ as the Son of God, and receiving him as your person- 
al Savior and Lord the "word" authorizes you to say, 
Christ died for my sins according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. 
15:3). He Avas delivered for my offenses, and was raised 
again for my justification (Rom. 4:25). He gave himself for 
my sins, that he might deliver me from this present CAdl 
Avorld (Gal. 1:4). He has gone to prepare a place for me, 
and Avill come again, and receive me unto himself; that 
Avhere he is, there I may be also (John 14 :l-3. In his pres- 
ence is fulness of joy. What a wonderful transition from a 
Avorld of sin and sorroAV into a world of peace and joy, 
through faith in Jesus the Son of God. Who would not joy- 
fully receive such a loving Savior, and be his faithful ser- 
vant, praising, and aooring his holy name for ever and ever ? 
It is your happy privilege to be one thus engaged while ages 
of eternity roll on. Do not miss such a golden soul-saving 
opportunity by negligence, or indifference. 

To know God as your heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ 
as your Savior and Lord, is life eternal (John 17:3). Those 
Avho knoAV not God (as their heavenly Father), and conse- 
quently) obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ shall 
be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence 
of the Lord, and from the glory of his poAver (2 Thess. 1: 
8,9). Eternal life, or eternal death, Which shall it be? It 
is up to you. His servant you are whom you obey ; whether 
of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness (Rom. 
6:16). 



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Dear reader, the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in 
his "word," is saying to you, Come unto me. . . I will give 
you rest (Matt. 22 :28). If you have not already come, please, 
come now, or invite him. to come. He is patiently waiting 
far you to open the door (of your heart) and let him come 
in (Rev. 3:20. Eph. 3:17). 

Dayton, Ohio. 



OUR DEVOTIONAL 



Unselfishness In Praying 

By Edythe R. HaU 

OUR SCRIPTURE 

And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get 
into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while 
he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the 
multitude away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray : 
and when the evening was come, he was there alone (Matt. 
14:22, 23). But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as 
the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for 
their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: 
for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, be- 
fore you ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: 
Our Father which art ia heaven. Hallowed be thy name. 
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in 
heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us 
our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into 
temptation, but deliver us from evil : For thine is the king- 
dom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if 
ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will 
also forgive you : but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, 
neither will your heavenly Father forgive your trespasses 
(Matt. 6:7-15.) Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou 
shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say 
unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do 
good to them that hate you, and pray for them which de- 
spitefuUy use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the 
children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketb 
his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and seiideth rain on 
the just and on the unjust (Matt. 5:43-45). 

OUR MEDITATION 

We are surely correct in saying that the main motive of 
the Master's life was service. Still Ave find liim sending the 
multitude away, so he could retire into the solitude of the 
hills to pray. Was this selfish? Make real in your thought 
the truth of this; we should consider the increased power 
for usefulness that came to the Master in his prayer, the 
recovery from exhaustion and the fresh sense of God's com- 
panionship he there secured. We too, are often very shal- 
low in our service and influences, simply because we do not 
leave the multitude long enough for the ministry of unsel- 
fish praying alone. 

"When we pray," said Jesus, "say. Our"— "Our 
Father," "Our daily bread," "Our debts," "Our debtors." 
Even when alone in communing with God, we should not 
merely say I and my, but ovx. The degree to which this 
social spirit in prayer will take possession of us depends on 
the vividness with which we perceive the intimate relaton- 
shp that binds all men togethoi' until it is clearly seen that 
each individual is not as a separate thread, but as an insep- 
arable element in the closely woven fabric of human life. 
"One man," said an old Latin Proverb, "is no man at all." 
Surely we all agree lie is not. We would rather think that 
every acquaintanceship is a live-wire connection between 
one life and another. Influences sooner or later come to 
all; no blessiag or disaster can ever be private; common 



needs, perils, and possibilities bind all mankind together. 
So when we pray, we should say our. 

Of all forces in human life that go to the making of 
dominant desire, none is more powerful than love. Love in 
the family circle makes the mother's desires center about 
the children, until no words can tell how cheap she holds 
her own life and how dear she holds theirs. In the nation 
such love makes patriots, taking away all selfishness and 
fear, until they would endure for their country's sake what 
they would never do for their own selves. 

A man then has the choice between prayers. Either he 
will pray for his friend's sake and his family's, for the sake' 
of the commonwealth which he may help or hinder; or else 
some day he will be driven to a petition of the sort which 
Shakespeare put on the lips of Richard: 

' ' God ! if my deep prayers cannot appease thee 
But thou wilt be avenged on my misdeeds. 
Yet execute thy wrath on me alone." 

The latter is always a hopeless request. God cannot grant 
it. 

When we put our trust in God and have love for our 
fellowmen, prayer for others always follows. 

We all know that persons are not separate individuals 
merely, like grains of sand in a bag, but as Paul says, are 
"members one of another." As Prof. Everett once put it: 
"We ask the leaf, are you complete in yourself? and the 
leaf answers. No, my life is in the branches. We ask the 
branch, and the branch answers. No, my life is in the trunk. 
We ask the trunk, and it answers. No, my life is in the root. 
We ask the root, and it answers, No, my life is in the trunk 
and the branches and the leaves. Keep the branches stripped 
of the leaves and I shall die. So it is with the great tree of 
being. Nothing is completely and merely individual. ' ' The 
more we know about personality the less possible it would 
be to draw one person from another. We all run into each 
other, like overflowing streams, with open channels, both 
above and below the ground, connecting all of us. Even 
telepathy may prove to be true. So, if a man believes in 
God, in whom all live and move and have their being, there 
is no reason for denying the possibility that prayer may 
open ways of personal influence even at a distance. Person- 
ality, at its best, in its thinking and working is creative, and 
when in this love-system of persons, a soul throws its desires 
alongside of God's, no one could set boundaries to that 
prayer's influence. 

"Surely the man who joins himself with God," writes 
Professor Coe, "does not leave the universe just where it 
was before. All things are bound together into unity. I 
drop a pebble from my hand ! it falls to earth, but the great 
earth rises to meet it. They seek a common center of grav- 
ity, determined by the mass of one as truly as by that of 
the other. You cannot change any one thing A\-ithoTit 
changing something else also. The man who prays changes 
the center of gravity of the world of persons. Other per- 
sons will be diiferent as well. as himself, and he could not 
have produced this difference by any other means than this 
union of himself with God." 

Therefore, if we want to have the unselfish prayerful 
spirit, we must live the unselfish life. 

OUR PRAYER 

merciful Father, once more a new day lies before us. 
As we go out among men to do our work, make na, we pray 
thee, friends of all the world. Save us from blighting the 
fresh flo^^•er of any heart by the flare of sudden anger or 
secret hate. Help us to cheer the suffering by our sympathy. 
Grant that we may look all men in the face Avith the eyes 
of a lirotliei'. If any one needs us, make us ready to yield 
our help ungrudgingly, unless higher duties claim us, and 
may we rejoice that Ave have it in us to be helpful to our 
fellowmen. May the God of grace, mercy and peace be 
with us all. Amen. 



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Send 
WHITE GIFT 

OFFEKnras to 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



H. H. WOLFORD 

General Secretary-Treasurer 

Ashland, Ohio 



Saving the Child. By Mrs Anna C. McArthur 



"Lo — children are an heritage of the Lord." 

"As arroAvs are in the hands of a mighty man, so are 
children of the youth." 

These words were uttered by the Psalmist and showed 
the value placed by the Jews on the children. 

Jacob on meeting Esau after years of separation was 
asked the question, "Who are those with thee?" and the re- 
ply Avas, ' ' The children which God hath graciously "given thy 
servant. ' ' 

Oh, that Ave of the 20th century would look upon the 
children in a like manner and then Avould come the' larger 
responsibility of the spiritual Avelfare Avhen Ave fully realize 
the great gift Avhich lies Avithin our reach. It took the great 
heart of the Master to put the highest premium on the child. 
"Suffer little children" Avas uttered as a rebuke to the dis- 
ciples Avhen young children Avere brought to the Lord Jesus 
and they Avere given a ncA^er-to-be-forgotten lesson. 

In our recent Sunday school lesson Ave had the subject 
of the "Child and the Kingdom." Again the Master uses 
an opportimity of teaching his disciples a lesson, this time 
on humility, using the child as an object lesson. To haA'C 
noticed a child at all placed him in a class different from 
those scholarly teachers AA'ho had gone before him, but to 
haA^e given such a high place of honor as he did to the little . 
child Avas to set for iis a precedent it Avould be well to emu- 
late. Jesus Avas the first teacher of men Avho showed a gen- 
uine sympathy for childhood. 

Childhood Was Honored 

When Jesus came as a babe to Bethlehem, the world be- 
came a better place because he was born and childhood Avas 
honored. When our Ijord Jesus loved, called, and blessed 
the little children, and gave to his disciples the marvelous 
object lesson of MattheAv 18, childhood was supremely hon- 
ored. 

Childhood Was Protected 

When the loA'ing Master exhorted his followers to re- 
move all stumbling blocks from their pathAvay, the Avoe that 
Avas pronounced upon those Avho might be the means of 
causing one of these little ones to stumble, was a doom aAv- 
ful to realize. In heaA'en angels are appointed as guardians 
of the lambs of the fold, then Avhere does our great respon- 
sibility begin and end? Christ is our teacher, his divine com- 
mand, "Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid 
them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven ' ' should be as 
C. H. Spurgeon says, The Great Invitation and should be the 
banner of every Sunday school. 

"He laid his hands on them"' — Hoav gentle, hoAv loving 
must haA^e been that touch and if Ave could realize Avhat it 
means to the tender, sensitive heart of the child to feel the 
loving touch of one AA'ho is s'triAdng to foUoAv the Master's 
example Ave Avould have more of the spirit of the missionary 
•who, Aveary Avith his labors and sadly in need of rest, felt 
obliged to retire to his tent for a short sleep, leaving the 
message, "No matter AA'ho comes, do not disturb me." After 
a fcAV moments he returned and corrected his command say- 
ing, "I made a mistake. If a little child comes, Avake me up." 

There is a way to the heart of every child and Ave can 
find it for Jesus Christ. As in the Master's spirit you take 
ijito your arms the little ones, his OAvn everlasting arms A\'ill 
encircle them and you. He Avill pity both their simplicity 
and yours and he Avill breathe his blessing upon you. 

We OAve so much to the children of our Sunday school 
and Junior Christian Endeavor societies and hoAv can Ave 
Avho have the care of these children for such a short time on 
the Sabbath day, only one or tAvo hoiirs all told, hoAV can Ave, 
I repeat, go thoughtlessly into our classes, Avith not even our 



lessons well jprepared, nor a prayer for guidance breathed, 
and what is worse, idle aAvay even some of those precious 
moments? May God help us to speird more time in prayer 
before A".-e enter our classes that every moment may count for 
him. 

Are Ave domg our full duty as Christians when Ave teach 
our boys and girls a half hour lesson? Is there not some- 
thing lacking Avhen Ave read statistics shoAving us that Cath- 
olics give 200 hours a year for religious instruction, and 
JeAvish synagogues have 65 hours in Sunday schools and 
250 hours in day school, a total of 315 hours, and avc who are 
Ijoasting of our Sunday schools and Christian Endeavor so- 
cieties average 24 hours a year. 

Shame on us that Ave are not doing more for the chil- 
dren. The average pastor rarely gives even a five minute 
talk to the children on Sunday and they are not even made 
the subject of special prayer. Pastors, Avake up to your 
part of the responsibility. Children are the hope of the 
church and it behooves us to gather them in and pray as T.- 
L. Cuyler fervently prayed: "Precious Savior, come in 
Spirit and lay thy strong, gentle grasp of love on our dear 
boys and girls, and keep our lambs from the fangs of the 
Avolf . ' ' Little do avc realize the great field before us in Avia- 
ning our children for Christ. 

A story is told of a young lady Avho appealed for a class 
in a Sunday school in a toAA^n in Scotland. She was given a 
class of poor boys. The superintendent fitted them out Avith 
clothing. The Avorst and most unpromising boy at the end 
of the third Aveek Avas missing. The teacher hunted him up 
and found the clothing torn and dirty, but extended him a 
loving invitation to come back. He came, received a second 
suit, at the end of the second week again was missing. The 
teacher discouraged, Avent to the superintendent and said, 
"I must give him up, I can do nothing Avith him." The man 
pleaded for another trial and said, "I can't but hope there 
is something good in Bob, try him once more. I'll give him 
a third suit if he promises to come regularly." The suit 
was received, and the boy came, became interested, and AA^as 
an earnest persevering seeker after Jesus. He found him, 
joined the church, was made a teacher in the school and af- 
terAvard studied for the ministry. In the end that discour- 
aging, unpromising boy, ragged, forlorn, runaAvay Bob be- 
came the Rev. Robert Morrison, great missionary to China. 
He translated the Bible into the Chinese language and 
opened the kingdom of heaven to teeming millions in thai 
vast country. 

Yes, Avin our children for the Sunday school, take ad- 
vantages of timely opportunities and Avith all tenderness of 
spirit reek to endear them to the good Shepherd of the 
lambs, and the loving Guardian of- the children and the 
Friend of sinners. Let us be men Avith men and ahvays 
children before God, for in his eyes Ave are but as children. 
Train them in their yoi;th in the Sunday school and they Avill 
remember their lessons and become staunch and loyal fol- 
loAvers of the loving Master. 

May the Lord help us to do our part as Sunday school 
Avorkers and A^'in many, yea, all of our children for him. 



That College Hen 



Perhaps our readers may have decided that the college 
hen has died, and her friends Avere so scattered that noth- 
ing further Avould be heard from them. Not so. The 
"hen" is much in evidence on the college hill, and her 
friends have not deserted her yet. Here is Avhat they have 
been doing since last report: 

Receipts at last report, $209.12 

Three Mossier children, 3.00 



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Gilliii Good, 2 00 

Al Martin and wife, 5 qq 

Mrs. W. L. Graham, 5 00 

Geo. G. Leidy, .......'.'.'.'.'.' 500 

Bella and Stella McClelland, 2.00 

Marie Lichty, Sunday school class, "... 2.00 



Mrs. Ellen Foush, 



1.00 



Total receipts to date, $233.12 

In behalf of the college and all concerned, I thank the 
givers, and invite all others to join them. Come on— let's 
fiinish it. MARTIN SHIVELY, Ashland College 



J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Three Year Program for Junior and Intermediate C. E. By Freida e. Price, Napp anee, Indiana 

I To cultivate Spiritual life of our own children. ~ 

Outward Expression— The Quiet Hour. 

II To deepen their religious experience. 

Outward Expression — Tithing. 

III To train them for church membership. 

Outward Expression — Serving on committees. 
Taking an active part in the meetmg. 



When I cannot have my way, 
I must no ill-will display; 
But must learn to bend my wUl, 
And be kind and gentle still. 



JUNIOR SOCIETIES 

Topic for February 20: "Whom Should We Obey, and 
Why, and How?" Matt. 7:24-27. 

A Recitation 

(Give this poem to a Junior to memorize and repeat in 
the meeting). 



-My 



Pride and anger I must .shun, 
Nor be rude to any one; 
Evil tempers must not rise, 
To offend God's holy eyes. 

Father, like thine own dear Son, 
I would be a lowly one, 
Ever gentle, patient, kind; 
Clothe me with a humble mind. 
Own Little Hymn Book— The Christian Endea- 



vor World. 



Some Little Essays from Dayton Intermediates 



Dear Brother Editor: 

I am enclosing several papers that have been written by 
my Intermediate Christian Endeavor boys and girls. I trust 
you can find a small corner in the Brethren Evangelist for 
them. We thought perhaps some of the other Intermediate 
Christian Endeavorers might follow the example and send 
in something to read. You can readily see that these boys 
and girls are wide-awake. I sure have the finest bunch in 
the entire brotherhood. Winning them one by one, and 
teaching them the precious truths. 

MRS. C. W. ABBOTT, Superintendent. 

We wonder if there are other Intermediate superinten- 
dents who are so thoroughly enjoying their work that they 
think they have the best bunch of Endeavorers in the broth- 
erhood and would like to send us some samples of the work 
their young folks are doing? At least there are surely some 
who would like to report their work on this page. We ex- 
tend you a welcome. — Editor. 

SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS. B^ Audrey Hines 

Spiritual blessings are received through prayer, tithing, 
consecration, and service. 

First, in tithing we give back to God his own. He lias 
only asked us for one-tenth' and has given us the rest, but 
we are 'not willing to give him even that much sometimes. 

Second, through consecrating ourselves to God, giving 
our all to him to do with as he chooses, to fulfill any task 
that he may have for us to do, we receive blesisng. 

We also receive many spiritual blessings through prayer 
that we could receive no other way, than by humbling our- 
selves and communicating directly with God. We are drawn 
closer to him and he seems nearer and dearer to us after 
prayer than any other time. 

There is no better way to receive a blessing than by 
service. Then we really and truly feel more deserving of it. 
He has told us that no deed done in his name shall go un- 
rewarded ,not even a cup of cold \vater give in the name of 
a disciple shall be unnoticed. 

We- don't have to be a preacher or a missionary to do 
service for the Lord. But we all should do what we can and 
what we find to do through prayer and consecrating our- 
selves, and we surely will receive many a spiritual blessing. 



RIGHTEOUSNESS. By Bernard Barton 

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is 
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for 
instruction in righteousness." 

To be righteous we should assemble ourselves for 
prayer, as Christ has said, that wheer two or three or more 
are a.ssembled together in prayer, believing on his name, it 
shall be granted. 

We should put all malice, hatred, envy and jealousy out 
of our lives, and love our enemies, feek no vengeance, and 
practice day by day the golden rule. And believe the Bible," 
as the infallible word of God (2 Cor. 6:14). "Be ye not 
unequally yoked together with unbelievers for what fellow- 
ship hath the righteous with the unrighteous?" Becau.se 
Christ suffered for us, so ought we to suffer for others, by 
helping thenr in their daily work, trying to keep others from 
sinning and teaching them to follow in our Savior's foot- 
steps. I believe if we give our prayers to God, our money 
to his work, and to the support of his church, we will re- 
ceive his blessing here on earth and our reward in heaven. 

THE GREAT COMMISSION. By Helen Neher 

Jesus met with the disciples on the Mountain in Gali- 
lee. Certainly it was not before the second week after the 
resurrection, and probably somewhat later. They had gone 
into a mountain, where Jesus had told them to go the night 
before he had suffered. He had said to then,. After I am 
risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 

He was seen of about five hundred brethren at once, of 
whom the greater part remained unto that day. Though 
some were fallen asleep. And when they saw him, they wor- 
shiped him, but some doubted. Certainly none of the eleven 
after what took place at previous interviews in Jerusalem. 
But if the hundred were now present we may well believe 
this of some of them. 

Jesus meant for all of us Christians to do these things. 
Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, 
teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have com- 
manded you, and lo, I am with you always even unto the end 
of the world. This is his command to all Christians every- 
where. 



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SENS ALL MONSY FOB 

Genetal Home, Kentucky and 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WTTiT.TATVT A. GEABHABT 
Oeneial Misslonaiy Secretary 
906 American Bldg., Dayton, O. 



What Does the Missionary Spirit Do for the Local Church? By susie g. Reyner 

In 1 Kings 17:12, Elijah asked the widow 
for food, and she told him she had but a hand- 
ful of meal in a barrel and a little oil in a 
eruse, out of which she was ready to make 
herself and son a cake that they might est it 
and die, for there was no more meal to be 
had. Elijah told her to make him a cake first 
and then one for herself and son. The poor 
woman made the cake for Elijah, and when 
she wont to get meal and oil for herself and 
son, expecting to use the last bit, she was un- 
able to empty either the barrel or the cruse, 
for they gave forth meal and oil continually 
for many days, or until the next harvest. She 
showed her willingness to give to others first 
and the Lord was with her and blessed hor. 

Let every pastor be a missionary preacher; 
let every lay member have the missionary 
spirit; let every church be a missionary 
church (John 4:34). 

Lord, be with the missionaries everywhere, 
hear the subjects of their prayer, keep them 
by thine almighty power. In Jesus ' name. 

Lathrop, California. 



"And now, O Father, glorify thou me with 
thine own self, with the glory which I had 
with thee before the world was. 

"I have manifested thy name unto the 
men which thou gavest me out of the world; 
thine they were, and thou gavest them me; 
and they have kept thy word. 

"Now they have known that all things 
whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 
For I have given unto them the words which 
thou gavest me: and they have received them, 
and have known surely that I came out from 
thee, and they have believed that thou didst 
send me. 

"As thou hast sent me into the world, even 
so have I also sent them into the world. 

"Neither pray I for these alone, but for 
them also which shall believe on me through 
their words" (John 17:5 to 8 also 18 and 20). 

If we should read on the pages of history 
of a king sending forth his son to battle, of 
how much rich country was taken to add to 
the possessions of the king and of the in- 
crease in his power, we would say, "What a 
brave young fellow, and what a wonderful 
mission!" 

Such was not the mission of Jesus, to secure 
for the great God of heaven more possessions, 
more power. Possessions and power were al- 
ready his. But Jesus left his home in glory 
to bring to man the words which God gave 
him, even the words of eternal life, and to Jo 
the will of him that sent him (John 6:38 to 
40). 

There were no great battles fought, no 
great array of power, but peace was brought 
to each, peace between God and man. 

During his short ministry Jesus taught his 
disciples that they also should carry the 
words of life to others (John 17:18), and 
after his resurrection, when' all power in 
heaven and earth was given him, he com- 
manded them to do so (Matt. 28:19 and 20). 
This is a command with a promise. The com- 



mand is, "Go;" go even far away into other 
nations with this gospel of peace. The local 
church that does not have the missionary 
spirit, cannot have the fullest love for Jesus, 
for he says, "If ye love me, ye will keep my 
commandments. ' ' 

The promise is, "Lo, I am with you." I 
once observed particularly, a church that had 
always given to missions, and when making 
up the budget for the year included the Eas- 
ter offering for missions. A new pastor came 
to the church who never preached a mission- 
ary sermon, and when mission day came he 
persuaded the treasurer not to send the bud- 
get apportionment, but only the free will 
basket offering of the morning. He said, you 
can send the budget next year. The church 
did not prosper much that year, and though 
some individual members supported missions, 
yet the church as a whole became careless, 
and today it is a closed church. Not even 
prayer meetings are held in it. Send the Gos- 
pel to others and "Lo I am with you," says 
Jesus. 

In a nearby church the pastor was preach- 
ing missions, missions, — "Send a big mission- 
ary offering; if you don't have a cent left 
for the pastor, support our missionaries first. ' ' 
And this church is still alive and the Lord 
is with them. He is with the pastor and 
blesses him for it. His needs are always sup- 
plied. Every local church will prosper and 
every individual, also, with the missionjiry 
spirit. 

A local newspaper told of an automobile 
accident where the members of a family were 
injured. It especially related the words of 
the seven-year-old boy who lay with his leg 
broken, but when aid came to him, he said, 
' ' Help mother and father first. ' ' In the eyes 
of the world the one who thinks of others 
first, becomes greatest, and so in our Chris- 
tian life, tho'se who help others first have the 
blessing of the Lord. 



YOtT AND YOTJES 



If you are so happy as to be a child of 
King Emmanuel, then you and yours belong 
to him, and you are a joint heir of his pos- 
sessions. 

Just recently one of our loyal members on 
the Pacific Coast inherited some money and 
immediately gave her Lord and Master the 
tenth. As a result of this, a liberal contribu- 
tion was made for our iV)reign Missions. 

The blessings promised to his children when 
they bring the tithe into the storehouse, will 
surely not be withheld. 

We trust that our people will begin to pray 
and plan for the largest Easter offering ever 
made by the Brethren church for Foreign 
Missions. 

WILLIAM A. GEABHART. 



Women's Missionary Societies Organizing to Sell Life-Saving Stamps for Starving Chinese 



New York, February 11. — The co-oporation 
of Women's Missionary Societies throughout 
the country has been enlisted to organize the 
sale of "Life-Saving Stamps" in aid of the 
famine victims of North China. From the 
women 's missionary societies it is designed to 
have the organization spread fanwise to 
young people's societies, Sunday schools, city 
and town committees and local churches. The 
efforts of Sunday schools and young people's 
organizations alone are expected to result in 
the sale of millions of the "Life-Saving" 
stamps, so-called because each stamp sold 
preserves the life of one of the 15,000,000 
starving Chinese for a day. 

"On account of their efficient organization 
and energetic personnel, the women's mission- 
ary societies are recognized as the most di- 
rect means of reaching the largest possible 
public," says Eae D. Henkle, secretary of 
the American Committee for China Pamine 
Fund which has had the stamps made. "The 



sale is to be localized in every community, the 
local organizations being set up through the 
hundred or more church missionary societies 
of the country. Churches of every denomina- 
tion have offered their cordial co-operation in 
this nation-wide effort to save the lives of 
15,000,000 Chinese, who are face to face with 
stark starvation in the northern provinces of 
China." 

The stamp, "which is black and yellow, rep- 
resents an aged Chinese woman holding in her 
hand an empty bowl, and was designed and 
donated to the American Committee for China 
Famine Fund by William C. McNulty, the 
well-knOwn magazine illustrator. It bears in 
one corner a motto in Chinese characters 
which means "Please help," and beneath is 
the legend "3c saves a life for a day." 

Orders for the stamps should be addressed 
to C. S. Clark, Campaign Sales Director, Bible 
House, New York City. 




FEBRUARY 16, 1921. 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



HAIiLENDALE, FLORIDA 

Dear Readers: A few lines from liere may 
be of interest to you. I reached this place 
last "Wednesday, coming from Washington, X>. 
0. It was my first trip to Florida. I came 
to visit my only brother who is sick. I vis- 
ited him at Charter Oak, Iowa, last Septem- 
ber on my way home from North Dakota. He 
was advised by his doctors to go to a warmer 
climate. I am glad to say that he looks fifty 
percent better. This is surely an ideal cli- 
mate. The thermometer stands today, Janu- 
ary 26, at 82. Children are enjoying playing 
in the sand barefooted. Little chickens are 
everywhere and vegetable gardens are being 
worked. January is as pleasant as May. 

This is the home of Brother George W. 
Hedrick and wife, who was formerly Sister 
Laura Grossnickle, of Maryland. I also 
found here our dear Brother Daniel Crofford 
and wife, once of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 
Brother Crofford began as superintendent of a 
Union Sunday school five years ago, with 
Sister Hedrick as Bible class teacher. It was 
my great pleasure to be with them last Sun- 
day, and I was favorably impressed with the 
zeal and earnestness of the entire school. "Of 
course it is made up of folks from diffurent 
churches and from various northern states. 
Upon request the writer consented to preach 
for them in the evening. A very attentive and 
good sized audience of Hallendale people were 
present. They asked me to preach again for 
them next Sunday, which I agreed to do. I 
am always glad to help in any way I can, and 
especially to tell the old story of Jesus and 
his love. I pray God that seed may be sown 
which will aid Brother " Crofford, who is now 
past seventy, and his helpers to leave a light 
shine that will point these dear people to the 
whole Gospel which is the power of God unio 
salvation. 

I sometimes fear our people everywhere ars 
not holding up Matthew 28:1-20 enough, by 
teaching the ' ' all things whatsoever ' ' which 
he commanded that we may have his sacred 
promise, "Lo, I am with you alway, even un- 
to the end of the world." 

Dear ones of Virginia and West Virginia, 
I will be back on my mission duty by the 
time weather permits. Bear in mind every 
day that you are tenderly remembered in my 
weak petitions to the divine Father. Some of 
you have followed me with letters telling me 
that you have prayed for me a safe journey, 
and that I might be healed of my throat trou- 
ble. I am glad to say that I spoke with great 
ease and comfort on last Sunday. Pray for 
each other. 

S. P. FOGLE. 



PERU SISTERHOOD SOCIETY 

Our Sisterhood has been growing more in 
1921 than it did in 1920, and we are glad to 
give the Evangelist readers a word about our 
work. As each member seems to take so 
much interest in our work, we are accom- 
plishing much more at each meeting. Last 
Tuesday night we received two new members. 
We had our devotional program, and planned 
for our next meeting when we expect to pack 



a box to send to the girls at the dormitory 
at Lost Creek, Kentucky. We are going to 
furnish one room there. We had a meeting 
recently at which we prepared bandages to 
send to our medical missionaries in Africa. 
We believe that if we do these little things it 
will be well pleasing to God, and by helping 
our church to help those who are in need %rc 
ourselves shall prosper. So we hope that each 
of us shall be faithful in our little work, and 
endeavor to reach our goals. 

MISS NORA BRADY. 



CLAY CITY, INDIANA 

Thu other day, we met a sister who lives 
in another part of the country, but who is a 
loyal Brethren. She said, "I always enjoy 
reading the church news in the Brethren 
Evangelist. I am anxious to see if there is 
anything in from Clay City." Her remark 
made me think of two things. That our iso- 
lated members read their church paper. It 
may be that they read it better than some of 
us who can enjoy the privileges of church 
worship. They are also kept interested in 
the work of the home church. 

Our meeting held by Brethren A. E. Thom- 
as and Eppley, already reported, has given 
impetus to all the churches in Clay City. If 
we had held our revival after the election in- 
stead of during the heated excitement of the 
political campaign, the results might have 
been double what they were. 

The various departments of the church are 
doing good work. Our Thanksgiving offering 
for Home Missions lacked but a dollar or two 
of going over the top. We will more than 
put it over before the year closes. While the 
Clay City church is still a mission point, it 
is a fact which our people I'eel proud of, 
that they give back as much as they get. It 
is not our desire to become selfish. We feel 
that every cause of the church is worthy. We 
feel that when Clay City grows larger and 
stronger she will continue her interest in the 
general work of the church. 

The Sunday school has recently been or- 
ganized. Brother C. C. Roush who has faith- 
fully and efficiently held the office of super- 
intendent since the organization five years 
ago, asked to be released from the office. He 
is now teaching a large and enthusiastic class 
of young men. Brother Martin Goshorn is 
his successor. We are sure that lie and his 
band of able helpers will enable us to go for- 
ward. The Sunday school gave a fine pro- 
gram to a crowded house on Christmas night, 
with a White Gift offering. 

The Christian Endeavor still continues to 
be one of the strong features in our work 
here. Both the young and old take keen in- 
terest in its work. The W. M. S., as it gen- 
erally is everywhere, is open to Hn good 
works. We have a noble band of women 
whose devotion and unfagging zeal has 
meant so much to the work here. They have 
recently completed their class in missions. It 
was a popular feature of the work, so much 
that several women from other churches were 
in the class. 

We feel constrained to say, that there is 



room in Clay City for the Whole Gospel. 
There are many here who lay stress on such 
man made institutions as the mourner's 
bench and its kindred trappings and openly 
minimize and ridicule Christian baptism and 
the other important commands ot tiie Lord. 
But we are glad to say that ffie character 
and integrity of our people wield an influence 
in this community that is winning for the 
cause of the Brethren church. While we are 
the lone star in this part of the state of In- 
diana, we are full of hope and courage. We 
would be pleased to know if there be any 
Brethren at Brazil or Terre Haute. Any of 
our young people attending the Indiana State 
Normal at Terre Haute have a special invi- 
tation to spend the week end with us. 

We must not forget to say, that we were 
well remembered in a surprise donation party 
just before Christmas. It was so big and 
good that we simply can't mention it all. 
Thanks, Brethren. 

S. C. HENDERSON. 



PASTORAL AND EVANGELISTIC 
SKETCHES 

On January 2nd we began a series of evan- 
gelistic meetings with the Mt. Pleasant, 
Pennsylvania, congregation and continued for 
two weeks and three days. The time was en- 
tirely too brief, for us to make very great 
strides in building up our audiences, and 
gleaning the field as we would have liked. 
I have held meetings in eight states, and 
whether it be to the credit or discredit of 
this church, I shall say that this is one of 
the most difficult fields in which it has been 
my privilege to labor. Brother Mclnturff 
and Dr. Bell have held meetings here and I 
know they can bear witness to this. However 
there are some of the Lords' precious jewels 
here and they are intensely loyal to the 
"Paith once delivered unto the saints" and 
are antxious to see the work go forward. 

Brother W. A. Crawford of Johnstown min- 
isters to the little flock. He is indeed a prince 
among his people. In all my visiting and 
personal work I never heard one single com- 
plaint about their pastor. Brother Crawford 
is a traveling salesman for the Cambria Steel 
Co., and preaches for this people on each 
Lord's day for a very small remuneration. 
He is indeed a man of God and ought to be 
giving his full time to the pastorate. 

Mt. Pleasant is a town of 6,000 people 
with twenty churches. One-half of the pop- 
ulation is foreign. The field is thus limited 
for any church, yet I am very optimistic as 
to the future of our work here because of the 
splendid host of young people. 

The Church of the Brethren is extremely 
progressive here. Indeed, the order is re- 
versed in that they are the "progressives.." 
Many of them attended my meetings, so I 
was told, but we were unable to tell them 
from other folks. They have gone by our 
people so fast that we can scarcely see them 
for the dust. 

Well, they said the church wanted a revival 
and I told them that any church could have 
a revival any time they wanted it. Revivals 



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do not come by accident, but as a result of 
certain conditions met by the church. They 
were willing to follow our leadership and go 
all the way with us, and sure enough, the re- 
vival came, and the Lord gave us sixteen pre- 
cious souls for the brief effort, and I am sure 
that others would have come had we not been 
called home by a telegram. Brother Craw- 
ford will baptize the most of them on his 
first visit to the pastorate. The Mt. Pleasant 
church stands as a beacon light in that dark 
mining district of Pennsylvania, and I know 
that any help that could be given them from 
pastors, evangelists, or Mission Boards would 
be appreciated and well worth while. 

La Paz, Indiana 

Brother E. L. Gunion of Denver, Indiana, 
preached for my people at Coxmty Line dur- 
ing my absence. At Christmas time the pas- 
tor and family was remembered very gracious- 
ly by this good people. A Ford loaded to its 
capacity, accompanied by two brethren, 
brought an abundance of those things neces- 
sary to keep soul and body together. These 
tokens of appreciation of service help much. 
We shall endeavor to prove ourselves worthy. 
I am caring for this church as best X can 
with my evangelistic work until they can pos- 
sibly secure a real preacher. 

Notice — Indiana Churches 

As your conference secretary 1 want to call 
the attention of churches to our conference 
resolutions with reference to holding a revival 
in every congregation this year, as well as 
each church lending its pastor to conduct one 
such meeting. Last year some of our good 
churches and pastors failed to comply with 
this request. What shall our record be this 
year? There are plenty of men available for 
meetings. Write your district evangelist or 
your secretary, they may be able to help you. 
Indiana has had some great meetings thus 
far, but remember our aim — "A revival in 
every congregation. ' ' Not merely a series of 
meetings but a genuine revival. The Evan- 
gelistic and Bible Study League program is 
ready for the press and will likely appear in 
this Evangelist. It is up to the pastors to 
make this our iirst conference an effort well 
worth while. 

And Next 

Our next meeting will be with the First 
Brethren at Elkhart. Then to Portis, Kan- 
sas and finally to Pennsylvania for a meet- 
ing or two. Our schedule is full. Brethren, 
pray for us, "that utterance may be given 
unto me to make known the mystery of the 
Gospel for which I am an ambassador. ' ' 
Your Servant in Christ, 

C. C. GEISSO. 



SALEM, OHIO 



This part of my report which I unthought- 
edly omitted from the letter which appeared 
in The Evangelist last week, 1 had reserved 
for the last because it was the best. I am 
sorry I loft it out in the rush. 

I have always considered that it was a 
difficult -matter to surprise me, but I have 
just about given it up, and have concluded 
that I am an easy mark. The Salem breth- 
ren have done that little thing, now about 
three times in a little over a year. It eeems 



they have a habit of coming without saying 
a word to us about it. And the last time it 
happened all on a Christmas evening. They 
piled the table high, filled up our potato bin,, 
and even filled up the corn barrel for the 
chickens. After enjoying the evening to- 
gether they left their pastor and family in 
the midst of great material resources, as well 
as pleasant memories that did bring a most 
Happy Christmas. 

J. S. COOK. 



TRIUMPH OF THE CKOSS AT JOHNS- 
TOWN, PA., CAMPAIGN UNDER THE 
DIRECTION OF THE EVANGE- 
LISTIC AND BIBLE STUDY 
LEAGUE 

Upon our arrival, we discovered at once 
that the church was ready for the campaign. 
Prayers for its success had been ascending to 
the throne and were still going forth to the 
Father. Good preparations had been made 
The coming of the evangelist had been well 
heralded. The general plan of the special 
effort had been organized. We began under 
Somewhat of a handicap, in that we did not 
arrive until Wednesday night of the first 
week. When a meeting can begin on Sunday, 
it is a great advantage. Brother Watson had 
preached on Monday and Tuesday evening 
preceding our coming. Then, we just got 
under headway, when he was given a good 
taste of lumbago which prevented his active 
participation for several days. This serious- 
ly impaired the foundation work of the first 
ten days. But with the coming of the second 
week, everyone settled down to serious work. 
Other things were pushed aside and all set- 
tled into the harness to work for the glory 
of God and salvation of precious souls. 

The heartiest of co-operation seized upon 
the church. United prayer was poured forth. 
Personal visitation began in earnest. Auto- 
mobiles were placed at the disposal of pastor 
and evangelist to speed up the work. Person- 
al Worker's meetings were held after the 
evening service and things began to become 
decidedly interesting. Practically everything 
we asked the church to do, she did to the 
limit of her ability. Every method we pro- 
posed was given a fair trial. Sometimes, 
churches try to dictate to the evangelist how 
he shall work and seriously cripple his power, 
but not so here. The leadership was given 
to me and never removed. Pastor and people 
joined hands wjth us in nearly an unbroken 
circle as is possible today. This was my first 
experience in working with Brother Watson 
and it was a pleasurable one indeed. I found 
him an excellent co-worker. 

Within ten days of the opening service, we 
had capacity crowds. The local verdict was 
that only a few times in the history of the 
church had they seen it after this wise. More 
than once, it was a question as to where we 
would put the people and there were times 
when some were turned away. On the last 
Sunday night, the church was packed as 
never before. Even the afternoon Prophetic 
Lectures attracted largo audiences. Every 
place we go we find many thirsting for these 
precious truths of God's blueprint of the 
future. There were several confessions in 
the afternoon services. 



The Sunday school as a school did excellent 
service. The superintendent worked. The 
classes, as classes, worked. All worked and 
prayed. Johnstown certainly has a wide- 
awake, evangelistic school. No small amount 
of human credit for the glorious success of 
this effort is due to the e-xcellent organiza- 
tion and consecration of this department of 
the church. When they are once quartered in 
their new building, we expect to see the school 
leap forth to greater things. They are prac- 
tically to the limit of the capacity of the 
building now. 

Now with pastor and people working like 
this, what would you expect? A thorough- 
going, well rounded campaign. Such it was. 
In fact, it became city wide in interest and 
comment. We question if any campaign eon- 
ducted by just one church ever stirred the 
general city as this one. The confessions 
came from every quarter and condition. The 
grand total, according to the official list held 
by the pastor, was 125. ONE HUNDKED 
AND TWENTY-FIVE. Brother Watson will 
report the various ways in which these con- 
fessions were received. The majority were 
adults, men and women, husbands and wives. 

The offering for the League was a generous 
one. Especially was it counted so in consid- 
eration of the fact that the mills have been 
closed down for some time and thus the source 
of income for many in the church cut off. We 
are in a campaign now at Pittsburgh with 
Brother Harley, and from here we will hit 
the rails for old Sunnyside. About March 
10, we will resume the work of the pastorate 
there. We rejoice with Dayton and all others 
in the triumphs of evangelism through the 
shed blood of our Christ. 

CHAELES H. ASHMAN. 



FROM ELKHART TO ASHLAND 

With apologies to Elkhart for waiting so 
long, we will give to readers of the Evan- 
gelist something of our impressions of the 
church at Elkhart and our appreciation of the 
good people of the church and community. 
We left Elkhart for conference last fall after 
a seven and one-half years' pastorate. The 
last four years we served the church as full- 
time pastor. During the entire pastorate the 
church made a steady growth. The work was 
gradually fully organized in all departments. 
By the adoption of the budget system with the 
dupleix envelope the finances of the church 
were kept in good shape and able to meet all 
bills as they came due. The membership is 
made up almost entirely of laboring people. 
They gladly and systematically give as the 
Lord has prospered them. 

The Sunday school is as completely organ- 
ized and housed as the plant will allew. The 
attendance is above the average for a small 
church. Only lately we are made to rejoice 
that the attendance is averaging more than 
two hundred. You_ vrill have to seek far to 
find another superintendent that works so 
faithfully and continually. Brother A. J. 
Wineland, undertaking the task without ex- 
perience, has certainly developed into an effi- 
cient superintendent. 

The Woman's Missionary Society is alive 
and has been a standard, society for a num- 
ber of years. Work and money raising is sec- 



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ondaxy to the real intent and purpose of the 
society as Oixpressed in the name. 

Work among the young people has given 
most promise in the organized class of the 
Sunday school. This group last year built a 
choir loft, costing more than five hundred dol- 
lars. An active Intermediate Christian En- 
deavor society is maintained. Besides this a 
junior church meets every Sunday at the same 
time as the regular preaching service. This 
group meets at times with the regular church 
services. 

The men of the church have for several 
years maintained an organized Brotherhood, 
namely, The Brotherhood of Alexander Mack. 
This organization under the able leadership of 
Brother I. S. Pippinger is aifiliated with the 
united brotherhood of the city. 

The First Brethren church of Elkhart is rec- 
ognized by the Christian forces of the city as 
one of the most active and spiritual church of 
the city. The church located in the edge of 
the city ministers to Christians of all denom- 
inations. Elkhart 's pastor is the pastor of an 
entire section of the city. 

No pastor ever had a more faithful and 
willing people than those of this church. Will- 
ing to follow leadership so long as that lead- 
ership is true to the Gospel, the First Breth- 
ren church of Elkhart is worthy the time and 
service of any pastor. Words fail me in speak- 
ing of all the acts of kindness and consider- 
ation which these people heaped upon us dur- 
ing our pastorate. At the close of our last 
service the church presented us with a purse 
of eighty dollars. Both former pastor and 
family will always remember Elkhart with 
kindness and love. I would not close this let- 
ter without expressing my appreciation of the 
kindness of the church in allowing me to be 
absent during the whole week for a period of 
nine months while in school at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago. Only in this way was our 
training made possible. 

We pray God's richest blessing upon the 
church and community in the support of the 
College, the church itself can not long endure. 

May God richly bless the Brethren church 
in these days of crisis when the world needs 
the whole Bible as the Brethren church is 
committed to its declaration to the world. 
H. H. WOLPORD. 



MOUNT PLEASANT, PENNSYLVANIA 

Our organization, at this point, is prosper- 
ous and happy, not because of having a great 
pastor, but rather an account of the harmony 
prevailing, and the confirmation of his teach- 
ing by one, Elder Grisso, who heeded our 
call, came among us January second, as evan- 
gelist, planted his message squarely upon the 
Gospel of Jesus Christ, and after two and 
one-half weeks of earnest effort, fifteen made 
the good confession. The pastor had the 
pleasure of baptizing ten of the converts, 
January twenty-third, two others to be bap- 
tized later, two received by relation and one 
young sister, Mary Alverda Marks Carey, by 
relation. She came in her innocence, and- has 
since been claimed to share the reward of the 
redeemed. 

The work was just gaining momentum, 
when Brother Grisso was called home on ac- 
count of the illness of his child. May God's 



blessing rest upon his efforts at all times and 
places to which he may be called. 

Our communion services followed the ad- 
mission to membership of the new converts, 
with the largest attendance we have had at 
this place. 

Yours for the Master, 
W. A. CROFFOED, Pastor. 
1014 Ash St., Johnstown, Pa. 



FROM OUR CONFERENCE HOME 

Winona Lake, Indiana, Feb. 10, 1921. 

Rev. Clarence G. Miller, Ph.D., of Wooster, 
Ohio, has closed a contract with Winona As- 
sembly and Bible Conference, Winona Lake, 
Indiana, under which he becomes Winona's 
representative for Ohio. He will visit var- 
ious points in the state for the purpose of 
presenting the attractive features of Winona. 
His message will be based on the needs of 
men and women for recreational and spiritual 
help, and he will call attention to the delight- 
ful surroundings which afford rest and recup- 
eration for the physical needs, and especially 
the many phases of spiritual and educational 
influences that are to be found at the Indi- 
ana summer resort, particularly the Bible 
Conference which is held the last ten days of 
August, and Dr. G. Campbell Morgan's Bible 
Institute which extends over a period of six 
weeks, beginning July 4th. 

Dr. Miller was for seven years, a successful 
secretary for the Presbyterian Board of Tem- 
perance, and brings to his new work valuable 
experiences gained through this channel and 
from his pastorates in former years. 

V. M. HATFIELD. 



Dear Editor and all the Readers of the Breth- 
ren Evangelist: 

At the request of Sister Vianna Detwiler 
I write these words: "I am improving in my 
body; I am trusting the healing hand of 
God. Pray for me that I may wait in his 
patience. ' ' 

Sister Detwiler with her sister mil leave 
these parts for Ridgely, Maryland, about the 
ISth of February. The above will be her fu- 
ture address. 

Sister Detwiler also desires to thank all 
those who have so kindly remembered her in 
helping to supply her physical needs. She has 
received every dollar that has been sent to 
her. When able she will write to each one 
expressing her thanks in a personal way. 

Thank God, our people in the ' ' Faith, Hope 
and Love" are willing to stand by those who 
pour out life for the sake of Jesus and hu- 
manity. This has been clearly set forth in 
her case. Your servant, 

K. W. JENNINGS. 



WHAT SICKNESS MEANS TO THE 
BELIEVER 

Lines composed on a death bed by Mrs. 
General Cram. 
Loved ones, ye whose tender pity. 

Soothes and comforts all my pain. 
Ye are wondering why your praying 

Seems an asking all in vain; 
Ye are wondering why I suffer 

In the springtime of the year, 
When even to the plants and flowers. 

Blessed spring time brings good cheer. 



Loved ones, I am with our Father, 

With a loving, trusting heart; 
He has called me from the great world 

To a little room apart; 
And with looks of love so tender 

That my soul can ask no more, 
'Twixt the world, with all its gladness. 

And myself, he's shut the door. 

For he has such words to whisper 

As must be in quiet heard. 
For his sweet voice is so gentle, 

Noise might make me lose a word. 
Sickness means — so close to Jesus 

In a little room apart, 
With a shut door, that each whisper 

Through the ear glides to the heart. 

Loved ones, the shut door will open 

When the whispering is done. 
And I leave the darkened chamber, 

Not a sad and weary one; 
Not a soul that has been smitten 

By a cruel, stinging rod, 
Blit a mortal blessed and strengthened 

By an interview with God. 



EVANGELISTIC AND BIBLE STUDY 

LEAGUE CONFERENCE OF INDIANA, 

TO BE HELD AT WARSAW, MAY 

4-6, 1921 

Wednesday Evening, May 4 
Devotional Service by J. W. Brewer. 
Exposition of the Word. W. E. Thomas 
Special Music. 
The Deity of Jesus. H. E. Eppley. 



7:30 
7:45 
8:15 
8:30 



Thursday Morning 

9:00 Prayer and Bible Study, C. C. Grisso. 
9:20 The Plea of the Fathers: Does It 
Revision? G. W. Rench. 
10:00 The Distinctive Creed of the New 

Testament Church. E. L. Miller. 
10:45 Things Essential to Save. 

A. E. Thomas. 
11:30 Open conference. 

Thursday Afternoon 

1:15 Devotional. J. W. Clark. 
1:30 What are the Fundamentals of Chris- 
tianity? W. R. Deeter. 
2:00 Christian Baptism. 

(a) The Design of Baptism. 

J. A. Mclnturff. 

(b) The Action in Baptism. 

C. A. Stewart. 
3:00 The New Testament Ordinance of Feet 

Washing. G. C. Carpenter. 
3:45 The Neglected Doctrine of Anointing 

with Oil. W. T. Lytle. 
4:30 Open Conference. 

Thursday Evening Session 

7:30 Devotional. Sylvester Whetstone. 
7:45 Exposition of the Word. 

Willis E. Ronk. 
8:10 Special Music. 
8:30 The Bible the Word of God. 
A. T. Wirick. 

Friday Morning 
9:00 Devotional. W. F. Johnson. 
9:30 Our Lord's Last Supper, A New Tes- 
tament Ordinance. J. L. Kimmel. 
10:15 Why I Am a Member of the Brethren 
Church. L. A. Myers. 



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FEBRUARY 16, 1921. 



11:00 Two Hundred Years of History. 

0. A. Bame. 
Adjournment. 
Note. — ^It will be noticed that this is a 
purely doctrinal conference and speakers are 
asked to prepare their messages so they can 
be used for publication either in the Breth- 
ren Evangelist or in tract form. Pastors will 
do well to bring a delegation with them from 
their local churches. 

If any one whose name appears on the 
program finds it impossible to be present, he 
will do us a favor by notifying the secretary. 
J. A. McINTUEFF, 
A. T. WIEICK, 
C. C. GBISSO, 

Executive Secretary. 

Business Manager's Corner 

BUSY DAYS 

Practically all days are busy days at the 
Publishing House, but the next six weeks will 
include exceptionally busy days. Too many 
times we are held up by one thing and an- 
other so that we have not always been able 
to send out our Sunday school quarterlies as 
soon as our schools would like to have them, 
but we have started on them now and the 
only thing that can cause them to be late this 
quarter, as we see it now, will be a delay lu 
securing the copy for them, but we are not 
anticipating any trouble along that line, as 
all who assist in preparing the notes for the 
quarterlies understand that it is impossible 
for us to print them before the material has 
been written. 

We hope to send out the order blanks to 
our schools in about ten days, and then we 
will endeavor to fill the orders as promptly as 
possible after they are received. 
Evangelist Honor Koll 

Since our report of three weeks ago seven 
churches have renewed their subscriptions to 
the Evangelist and have again won a place 
on the Honor Eoll. These churches are the 
following: Morrill, Kansas, fourth year, A. E. 
Whitted; Berlin, Pa., third year, W. C. Ben- 
shofE; Portis, Kansas, fourth year, Roy Brum- 
baugh; Buckeye City, Ohio, second year. Va- 
cant; Hollins, Virginia, third year, J. E. Pat- 
terson; Roanoke, Va., second year, H. M. 
Oberholtzer; and Beaver City, Nebraska, 
fourth year, E. 8. Flora, pastor. Brother R. 
P. Porte has sent in the list from Dallas Cen- 
ter, Iowa, which we are inclined to believe 
entitles that church to a place on the Honor 
Roll for the third year. We appreciate 
Brother Porte 's loyalty and zeal and we will 
be glad to give him full credit for what he 
has done after we receive a little more defi- 
nite information. We are sorry that two of 
our churches have lost their place on the Hon- 
or Boll. One of the two seems to have a le- 
gitimate reason for its action but we are not 
so sure about the other, and we sincerely hope 
it may see its error and another year win 
hack the ground it has lost." 

The Paper Fund 

The paper fund has almost ceased to grow, 
and yet there are several chuehes that have 
promised us an offering that have not yet re- 
ported. We hope they may find a convenient 
season to make their offering before our next 



car load of paper arrives. Since our last re- 
port we have received the following contribu- 
tions: Amanda Puterbaugh, $5.00; Fair Haven 
church, $4.50; Mrs. H. W. Robertson, $1.00; 
and Paul Brumbaugh, $3.00. 

The Brethren Annual 
A number of our pastors have sold the sup- 
ply of Conference Minutes sent them and 
have sent in the money for them. One pas- 
tor who failed to dispose of all that were sent 
him last year not only disposed of all we sent 
him this year, but ordered a second supply as 
well. We compliment him on his improved 
salesmanship. Others have ordered a second 
supply as well. Still we have several hun- 
dred copies on our hands that represent just 
that much loss to The Brethren Publishing 
Company, unless they are sold. We will be 
glad to mail single copies for 25 cents, or in 
half dozen or dozen lots at twenty cents each, 
to any of our readers who have not received 
a copy. 

R. R. TEETER, 
Business Manager. 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



STUTZMAN-GETER — Miss Bessie R. Btutz- 
man and M. William F. Geyer were united in 
marriage December 29, 1920 at the residence 
of the writer in JohnstOTvn, Pa. Mr. and 
Mrs. Beyer are both of this city and will con- 
tinue their residence here. They enjoy the 
este&m of many friends, who wish them real 
joy and prosperity through life. Ceremony 
by the writer. L. G. "WOOD. 



IN THE SHADOW 



GARRETT — James Perry Garrett, born 
March 4th, 1863, died December 11, 1920. He 
was married on December 14th, 1885, to Clara 
Bryant. To this union were born nine chil- 
dren, six boys ond three girls. He united 
with the Brethren church at Oakville, Indi- 
ana, in 1887. He departed this life with the 
expectation and hope of seeing Jesus. "Bles- 
sed are the dead which die in the Lord." 
Text used, 2 Peter 1:15. "After my decease." 
Funeral service by the writer. Burial in 
Springport cemetery. 

W. R. DEETER. 

HIIiDEIBRAND — Sister Lovina Horner Hil- 
debrand was born at Johnstown, Pa., Septem- 
ber 17th, 1838 and died at the Presbyterian 
hospital at Waterloo, Indiana, January 22nd, 
at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 5 days. 
In March of 1858 the deceased was married 
to Wm. Hildebrand and together this couple 
journeyed for almost 63 years. To them six 
children were born, alli of whom preceded the 
mother in death. Only the aged husband and 
two sisters, living at Johnstown, Pa., sur- 
vive. Sister Hildebrand was first a member 
of the Church of the Brethren, south of 
Waterloo and later united with the Brethren 
churcli, being in fact a charter member of 
the Enon church. In her death we have lost 
another of our aged members as well as an- 
other • charter member. She was for several 
years practically helpless and death came as 
a release from suffering. Funeral preached 
by the pastor at the church. May God sus- 
tain the aged husband who survives. 

WM. H. BEACHLER. 

KAUJTE — Miller Kaune, son of Brother and 
Sister Edward T. Kaune. was born at Water- 
loo, Iowa, April Sth, 1912, and died at the 
University Hospital, Iowa City, January 31st, 
at the age of 8 years, 9 months and 22 days. 
The child had known much sickness in the 
last several years and although his parents 
fought bravely to save him, in the end the 
"grim reaper" triumphed. His departure was 
a hard blow to his parents. Two sisters and 
two brothers and the parents survive. The 
funeral service was in charge of the pastor. 
May the God of all grace comfort and sustain 
the hearts of those who mourn the death of 
this lad. WM. H. BEACHLER. 

HOOVER — Margaret Hover, daughter of 
Abraham and Mary Hoover, was born In 
Perry county on May 26, 1852 and returned 
to her loving Master Jonuary 2, 1921. Miss 
Hoover was the oldest daughter of twelve 
children, and her childhood was necessarily 



devoted to the interest of others, which char- 
acterized her throughout life. She began 
teaching school in 1872 and continued In her 
worthy profession for forty-flve years. She 
was a teacher who knew her work, had the 
gift of teaching and with patience and love 
worked for the interest of her pupils. She 
was sensitively conscious of the power of ex- 
ample and her life was a leading star to 
those about her. She also sought to enroll 
her pupils anew in the school of the Master 
Teacher. She was remarkable for her ability 
to write and give lectures, and was foremost 
in the advancement of social reforms. She 
was a loyal member of the Brethren church 
for forty-flve years, but her Christian service 
was cheerfully rendered to all who sought It. 
She leaves to mourn her departure six broth- 
ers and one sister, and a host of relatives and 
friends. Funeral services at Pleasantville by 
S. E. Christiansen. 

HOSTErLER— Sister Ellen Hostetler, wife 
of J. C. Hostetler, Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, 
departed this life on Christmas Eve and 
joined the heavenly host who, many hundred 
years ago, sang the immortal song, "Peace 
on earth, good will toward men." She was 
in her 66th year when her earthly life came 
to a close. Her influence however, in the com- 
munity in which she lived, will continue for 
many long years to come, in fact will never 
die. It was her dying request that the writer, 
who received her into the church during her 
young womanhood and who was her pastor 
for a period of fourteen years and who has 
continued, during all these years, a warm 
friend of the family, should officiate at her 
funeral. She united with the Brethren church 
m Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, in the fall of 
1881, nearly forty years ago. She was a de- 
vout and faithful member of that church and 
until physically unable, a regular attendant. ' 
Her companion. Brother J. C. Hostetler, has 
been a teacher of a class of young ladies In 
the Sunday school for a quarter of a century. 
During these years he has missed but very 
few Sundays. 

Of Sister Hostetler the local town paper 
has this tribute to her life: 

Mrs. Hostetler from her childhood until her 
death was loved by all who knew her. Her 
kind and gentle disposition and loving kind- 
ness toward all whom she knew endeared her 
to everyone. She had grace and beauty and 
the rare charm of being plesant and cheerful 
m all circumstances. She never spoke harsh- 
ly or unkindly of or to any one. She was a 
mother who governed her household by love, 
never by fear, and was adored by her hus- 
band and children. 

She and her husband were charter mem- 
bers of the Main Street Brethren church and 
for years she was a member of the choir and 
an active worker in the church, the mission- 
ary society, the Sunday school and all the 
activities of the church. She was also a mem- 
ber of the W. C. T. U., whose surviving mem- 
bers held a service at her bier on Sunday 
afternoon. She did what she could at all 
times to make the world a happier and bet- 
ter place to live in. The high esteem In which 
she was held was evidenced by the many 
beautiful floral tributes that decked and sur- 
rounded her casket and the words of sympa- 
thy and condolence spoken or sent to the be- 
reaved family; also by the large concourse of 
sorrowing friends who attended the obse- 
<l"ies. A. D. GNAGBT. 



TO THE LADIES 

The greatest fad with the ladies, and a 
source of much pleasure and profit besides, is 
embroidering dresses, piano scarfs, table and 
mantel scarfs, center pieces^ chair tidies, soft 
pillow tops and many other 'pretty things for 
the home and for sale, with the Parisian Art 
Embroidery needle. Any lady, or seven year 
old child can learn to use the needle in five 
minutes. More than five thousand needles sold 
in Columbus alone. A needle with full in- 
structions and a nice sofa pillow top, stamped 
ready for working will be sent parcel post 
prepaid, for only one dollar. Agents wanted. 

Your Woman's Missionary Society might be 
interested in such an agency. Address, Mrs. 
Rachel V. Thomas, 3260 River Road, Colum- 
bus, Georgia. 



APPLE BUTTER 

Pure Apple Butter made of cider, apples and 

granulated sugar. Write at once for 

prices to 

D. M. Hartzlei & Son, SmlthvlUe, Ohio. 



Volume XLIII 
Number 8 



February 23 
1921 




One-Is YOUR-i^ASTER -AND-All-YE -Are- METliREN- 




Intercessory Prayer 
First 



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Before you can give acceptably or before you can go worth- 
ily in behalf of the ignorant, restless, Christless millions 
you intist pray for them — not these mumbled petitions, these 
bloodless prayers, but prayers of desperate earnestness. 
Pray as Moses prayed, kneeling on the Mount amid divine 
threatenings, for the Israelites so bent on their idolatry,— 
"Forgive their sin — ; and if not, blot me out of thy book." 

Such prayer might be the beginning of a missionary zeal 
at home and a religious awakening abroad such as the 
church has not known. 

As you contemplate the price of Easter will your cour- 
age permit you to pray thus? 





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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



The China lYimine Situation Growing Worse — Editor, 

It Is Time to Be Specific — Editor, 

Editorial Review, 

A Working Agreement — Dr. Charles A. Bame, 

Centering Emphasis Upon the Distinctively Brethren — G. 

Jones 

The Strength of Unity — Mrs. Hattie V. Groves, 

The Habit of Seeing the Good — Lyman B. Wilkins, 



H. 



Jesus Is Yet to Come — H. W. Anderson, 7 

The Grace of Obedience (Sermon) — Orville D. Jobson, Jr., .... 8 

The Power of Faith— Mrs. A. B. Cover, 9 

"Why?" Come Let Us Reason Together— Mrs. J. E. Ham, 10 

The Convention 's Wonderful Impact on Japan — Editor, 10 



The Christian Endeavor Handbook — Prof. J. A. Garber, 

C. E. Week at Hudson — Helen Gutknecht, 

White Gift Offerings— Prof . H. H. Wolf ord, 



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News from the Field, 12-16 



ED ITORI AL 

Chinese Famine Situation Growing Worse 



With each passing winter's day the situation in the Chinese 
famine area is growing steadily worse. The Chinese in other sections 
are doing what they can to relieve their starving compatriots, but 
the need is too great for them to meet unaided. The Christian world 
must step promptly forward and supply that which is lacking. Of all 
the Christian nations America, the richest, the most generous, the 
truest friend of China, bears the greatest responsibility, and of her 
• most is expected. Every day many letters are pouring in from mis- 
sionaries asking that American Christians shall not delay to come 
to the aid of these .starving millions. Shall we turn aside as did the 
priest and Levite of old and leave our poor despised neighbors in 
their distress? 

This is no time for anti-Japanese propaganda to cause us to turn 
a deaf ear to a most urgent humanitarian duty. Certain daily papers 
have published articles representing Shantung as the total famine 
area and Japanese manipulation of the food supply as the cause of 
the famine, attributing such action to certain political ambitions. 
Whatever may be the faults of the Japanese, this is no time to toler- 
ate propaganda to scandalize these aggressive people, when such 
propaganda will tend to blind us to the urgency of our humanitarian 
duty to the hosts of starving people of the "Far East." The Chinese 
are face to face with a real famine that has swept over the whole of 
northern China, including the provinces of Chihli, Honan, Shansi, 
Shensi and Shantung, embracing a population of forty to forty-five 
million human beings. The conditions of fully a third of this num- 
ber are horrifying. More than 15,000,000 are now subsisting on dry 
leaves, roots and bark and already the death rate reaches many 
thousands daily. Some estimates put it as high as 15,000. If that 
number were dying daily in America from starvation we would con- 
sider it a shame that we had not come to the aid of our destitute 
neighbors. Our obligation is no less binding when the needy are in 
"far away China," especially in view of the fact that modern 
means of travel and communication have brought the ends of the 
earth together. 

For nearly one and one-half years these Chinese provinces have 
experienced a drought, which has caused a crop failure. The annual 
average rainfall has decreased from twenty-five inches to three inches. 
In a country that lives so close to the starvation line continually and 
whose people are so unable to cope with a drought as are the Chinese 
death cannot long be staved off. As civilization advances in such 
countries as China famine will be less frequent and less severe. But 
we dare not let such people starve until they become advanced suffi- 
ciently to forestall such calamities as the one in which fhey are now 
gripped. 



Recently Rev. Dr. E. Y. Mullins, president of the Southern Bap- 
tist Theological Seminary, was appointed by President Wilson as 
chairman of the China Famine Fund in Kentucky. Upon word reach- 
ing China regarding his appointment a flood of letters from mission- 
aries and others who are his personal friends in China came pour- 
ing into his Louisville headquarters describing the terrible conditions 
in the northern provinces. Dr. Mullins sent out an appeal in which 
he said: 

' ' Recently a father gave a poisoned dumpling each to his wife 
and five children and himself. It was the only food they had for 
days with no other food in prospect. Despair is driving our neigh- 
bors to suicide." 

' ' The fact that these unfortunates are in China makes them no 
less neighbors. We sell cotton and tobacco to the Chinese. • They 
are our neighbors in business. So also they are our neighbors in dis- 
tress. 

"In five provinces in north central China crops have utterly 
failed and famine reigus. Fifteen million men, women and little 
children face starvation. Between ten and fifteen thousand are dy- 
ing daily from starvation and the diseases that go with it. 

"You will not pass by your Chinese neighbor facing starvation 
and death. I am sure you will help. 

' ' We, so blessed of God, with our well-fed families will not for- 
get the dire need of these suffering millions. ' ' 

Offerings for this purpose may be sent to Vernon Munroe, Treas- 
urer China Famine Fund, Bible House, New York City, or if you 
should lose this address, send money to The Brethren Evangelist and 
we will gladly forward it for you. 

It Is Time to Be Specific 

Brethren i^eoplc have long emphasized the necessity of separa- 
tion from the world. We have endeavored to take seriously the ad- 
monition to "Come ye out from among them and be ye separate and 
touch not the unclean." AVe have believed that there could be no 
compromise on the part of the true child of God with the evils of 
the world; that its questionable indulgences, anmsements and customs 
were to be shunned; that its pride, vain show and allurements were 
to be avoided as traps of the devil by which he would ensnare our 
souls. We still believe these things and still ]ireach them. We still 
teach the necessity of the new birth and of the importance of the 
new creature separating himself from the world. 

But we are not so prone to be specific as we once were: There 
was a time when the Brethren fraternity went to excess in being 



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specific, but that time lias long since passed and there is now a ten- 
dency to deal too much in generalities. We preach too abstractly. 
We say "Be good." "Separate yourselves from the world." "Come 
ye out from among them." "Shun the very appearance of evil." 
And many other beautiful platitudes we are ever repeating. And I 
would not that we should emphasize them less. But it is time we 
were being more specific. It is time we were saying, "Come ye out 
from among the evil dancers. Separate yourselves from the vicious 
movies and theatres.. "" Shun the very appearance of evil in the 
modem Immodest and indecent dress." "Touch not the poisonous 
cigarette nor the unclean cards." "Keep yourselves free from vul- 
gar stories and impure thoughts about the other sex. 

We would not that the negative note should predominate in our 
preaching today, but it is necessary for Christian men and women 
to have some definite conceptions concerning both the evil to be 
avoided and the good to be attained and done. And it is further 
necessary that they shall be brought to relate those conceptions to 
themselves. The true prophets must not only arouse their Davids 
to a hatred of sin, but must have the courage when occasion necessi- 
tates to say, "Thou art the man." It is necessary sometimes to jar 
folks completely off their seats of ease and indifference in order to 
bring them to a full and definite realization of their sinfulness, and 
especially their peculiar and particular sinfulness. We may dwell 
continually on the "exceeding sinfulness of sin," confining ourselves 
to generalities, and all the while our hearers may remain undisturbed 
about the deck of cards or the package of cigarettes in their pockets 
or the vanity and immodesty in which they are gowned. The exceed- 
ing sinfulness of sin may not be connected up in their minds with 
the dance hall or the ill-suggestive and nerve-racking pictures unless 
we make the connection. 

Especially is this true in view of the fact that the forces of evil 
are ever seeking to salve the consciences of church members that they 
may have their patronage. They are ever calling evil good and good 
evil and endeavoring to convince the timid and hesitant that the 
dance is perfectly innocent and that only the puritanical folk who 
know really nothing about it can see any evil in it. They are calling 
the commercially conducted and financially paying movie a restful 
recreation center and an important educational agency. Concerning 
immodesty of dress, they need only to say, "It's the style." There 
is need that Christian teachers, and especially those who are the 
prophets of God in Israel shall point out definitely the sinfulness of 
allowing one's baser emotions to be stirred by the dance, of allow- 
ing the whole being to be wrought up to a state of nervous excite- 
ment over a thrilling plot, of allowing the ideals to be lowered by 
the portrayal of every manner of human vice; of needlessly arousing 
the curiosity and deeding the imagination by wearing gowns that half 
conceal and half disclose. A definite consciousness of specific sin is 
greatly needed today. Our preaching and teaching must be adapted 
to this end. We would not that any should resort to brutishness and 
unrefinement of speech, but there is a call for specific Christian in- 
struction and warning, given kindly and in a sweet spirit, but never- 
theless positive, definite and specific. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

One of the most important offerings to be taken during the year 
is the Foreign Mission offering to be taken at Easter time. It is time 
to begin to pray and to plan for it. 

Prof. H. H. Wolford, the secretary-treasurer of the National 
Sunday School Association, presents a report of the White Gift offer- 
ings thus far received. If your school did not take one you will want 
to be in on this good work, and besides you will notice that such an 
offering is necessary to gain "front line" standing. 

The work at Spokane, Washington is still going forward uudor 
the earnest leadership of Brother Paul Miller. They are making 
splendid progress in freeing their church from debt. With the asis- 
tance of Brother A. V. Kimmell as evangelist they had a great in- 
gathering of souls recently. Brother Miller states . that the revival 
spirit still continues and that they are expecting victories to continue. 

Brother W. F. Johnson has not written for so long and so many 
interesting things have accumulated that he writes us a long letter 
to make up for lost time. But Brother Johnson is noted for sticking 
to whatever task he undertakes until he has finished it properly. It 



is doubtful if there is any pastor in the brotherhood who has re- 
mained longer in one pastorate than did he at Berne. Now that he 
has taken charge of the New Enterprise and Center Chapel churches 
they are doubtless encouraged with the expectation of the same con- 
secrated and persevering pastoral services which Berne has so long 
enjoyed. May the Lord bless him abundantly, a.id we hope to hear 
from him more frequently. 

Brother H. W. Anderson reports in his characteristic way his 
work at Pleasant Grove church, Iowa. His work seems to be well 
organized for a country church and doing splendid work. He makes 
mention of a very successful Sunday school class of young people 
conducted by a Life Work Recruit of that church. That is a fine way 
to demonstrate one's worthiness to a place of larger service in the 
Master's kingdom. 

If we are not mistaken Brother S. M. Whetstone's letter in this 
issue is his first report to the Evangelist as pastor. He has not been 
in the ministry long, but he has made a splendid record and gives a 
good account of his work. He was a live wire Sunday school worker 
before he was ordained to the ministry, and is proving himself wor- 
thy of his higher office. He is loyal to The Evangelist and we dare 
say his churches will continue to be on the Honor Eoll. 

Our faithful reporter of the Goshen church writes an interesting 
letter concerning the progress of the Lord's work at that place. 
Brother J. A. Mclnturff, the enthusiastic pastor, is conducting an 
evangelistic meeting at Martinsburg and Dr. J. Allen Miller is sup- 
plying the pulpit at Goshen. The prayer meeting plan by which three 
of the leading Sunday school classes are to conduct the mid-week 
prayer service during the pastor's absence is interesting, and doubt- 
less very profitable. 

You will not fail to notice the new features in the heading of 
the Bicentenary page. Study those wheels, for in them you will find 
the Bicentenary program in as small a compass as the proverbial 
' ' Nutshell. ' ' Dr. Bame 's article on that page is of more than ordi- 
nary interest. It is worth printing in pamphlet form for distribution 
among the churches to give permanent enoouragoment to the ideal it 
sets forth. We hope to see it issued as a part of the Bicentenary lit- 
erature. 

The Long Beach church has experienced a revival meeting that 
was a success in more ways than one. It succeeded in bringing about 
the reconsecration of a number of the indifferent church members 
as well as securing a goodly number of new members by confession 
and baptism. Brother Bauman, the pastor, was his own evangelist. 
It is evident that this church is endeavoring to keep as free as pos- 
sible from "deadwood. " It requires both courage and tact to be suc- 
cessful and consistently carry out a policy of this kind, but it may 
be that our churches would be stronger if they were kept more care- 
fully pruned. 

Brother J. F. Watson, the pastor of the First church of Johns- 
town, reports from the pastor's viewpoint the recent very successful 
meeting conducted there under the evangelistic preaching of Brother 
Charles H. Ashman. He speaks highly of Brother Ashman's service 
and mentions a number of things that contributed to the success 
attained. The church is going forward with its building plans and 
ctxpects to put on its financial drive and start work on the building 
as soon as local conditions will permit. Brother Watson has been 
called as pastor for the fourth year and with a united church back of 
him, great things are expected to be accomplished during the coming 
year. 

The Beaver City, ISfebraska, church is rejoicing in the splendid 
success of their recent evangelistic campaign under the Jeadership of 
Brother L. S. Bauman. Brother E. S. Flora, the pastor, speaks in 
high terms concerning the service rendered by Brother Bauman. It 
is unusual for the evangelist to share the special offering with the 
pastor, which was done in this case, but it strikes us as not a bad 
idea, when the offering is sufficiently large so as not to do an injus- 
tice to the evangelist. We have heard of churches that planned for 
a special offering for the pastor, aside from the one given to the 
evangelist. Of course when the evangelist devotes his entire time to 
that field he must have offerings sufficiently large to make him a 
respectable average salary. 



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1723 THE BRETHREN 1923 
BICENTENARY MOVEMENT 

Dr. Charles^A. Bame, Executive Secretary 




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A Working Agreement 



One of the aims of the Bicentenary Movement has a 
reach further than our denomination. Among the activities 
outlined for the Extension Department is, "Friendliness to 
a working agreement with the Church of the Brethren for 
the saving of all Brethren people to the faith. ' ' Now, friend- 
liness to a working agreement means just what it says, and 
lest some of us forget that we have so decided in our Na- 
tional Conference, and for the sake of unity of thought and 
action, I am writing this. So far as the people of the Breth- 
ren church are concerned, we mean to say, we are for such 
a workmg agreement. No difference how they feel about 
it; how they slight our entreaties and our movements to- 
ward union or even toward this ideal, we are for it. But 
why? It would seem superfluous to most of us for me to try 
to, say what the Church of the Brethren is ; yet, there are a 
good many people in the Brethren church who do not know 
that we are so nearly alike as to make it hard now, to make 
plain to an outsider, what is the difference. To many 
Brethren it seems unnecessary for me to say that the 
Church of the Brethren is the strongest numerically, of the 
Brethren Fraternities; that they have more than 100,000 
members, while our approximate number is 25,000 ; that they 
have about 1,000 congregations while we have about 200; 
that they have 10 colleges, several well equipped, Avliile we 
have one; that they have a much more numerous ministry; 
that their forms of worship and ordinances in many places 
are just as nearly like ours as if they were learned from the 
same book; that they and we ai'e, in hundreds, if not iti 
thousands of cases, of the same families and relationships. 
Quite widely separated in some of their ideas in the early 
eighties, the separated churches have yearly grown toward 
each other until now, they are alike in many places and 
ways. It is the one denomination most of all, like ours and 
therefore, we are in favor of a "Avorking agreement" with 
them. Just what that agreement shall be is not mine nor 
ours to say, or it would not be an agreement ; but that there 
should be one and that it should go just as far as both 
churches can carry it and as fast, is apparent, we think. 
There are so many gains and so few things if any, to lose, 
that delay in reaching such an agreement seems sinful. 

Just Friendliness 

This is no time for unfriendliness, anyway; there is far 
too much of it in the world. An unldnd word has gone far, 
many times, to hinder friendship and cause delay of the 
good. Let me tell you Avhat I mean : Ten years or more ago, 
when I Avas still a member of the Church of the Brethren, 
I was introduced to one of the men, now a leader among the 
Brethren. The first word he uttered after the introduction 
was, "Well, I did not have any more sense than to belong 
to that church once myself." Now, that brother may have 
said that to keep me out of his branch of the church several 
years, and if he did, he spoke well; for though I was not 
so fully m sympathy with some things in my church at that 
time, he did offend me and his unfriendliness or thought- 
lessness undoubtedly would have met with more determined 
oppostion had he tried to talk working agreement with me 
then or for some time. Unfriendliness does not belong to 
God's people and it is high time that all expressions of it 
be discontinued among the Brethren peoples. Keep free 
from all offensive speech. 

The Inevitable 

The inevitable consequence of the trend of affairs in 
both denominations is union, at some date. If this genera- 



tion IS not friendly enough to unite the churches, another 
will be. Many in both divisions of the church are ready 
right now, for the last evidence of division to be obliterated. 
Keen thinkers know well enough, the tremendous advantage 
for the saving of all to the faith, of a working agreement 
right now. The sooner it comes, the larger will be the 
church when it is united. It need not be forced ; it will not 
be worked where it seems unimportant or needless, or will 
cause trouble. But there are a great many places where it 
can be worked and some where it is now being worked. 
An Illustration 

It may be of interest to many to know that at McLouth, 
Kansas, for more than ten years, a working agreement has 
been in operation. "Ten years ago this church of two denom^ 
inations had a Church of the Brethren pastor ; today, they 
have a Brethren pastor ; next year it may be reversed. All 
during the interim, they have been going on representing in 
their various Conferences and giving their monies to the 
one they represent or belong to. There are even some mis- 
sionary advantages in this plan : if the Brethren member 
wishes to give money to India missions, he can do so; and 
if a Church of the Brethren member wishes to give to South 
America, it is easy to do that, right in the regular channels 
of their own offering. Any one familiar with conditions all 
over this land of ours knows of many places where that 
could be repeated with profit to both denominations. 
The Value of It 

Leaving out all considerations of denominational ad- 
vantage, which too often are selfish and therefore, unchris- 
tian, let me say that there are many places and ways that 
the two denominations can save the fragments of churches 
by such an agreement. Thus we follow the Master who 
ordered the gathermg of a few fragments of loaves and 
fishes — not souls, nor churches, but crumbs. If we do not 
save the fragments, how can we be like him? 

First, if we would work together, we could save many 
a small church and mission that will fall or remain miser- 
ably small without that co-operation. Not ours alone, nor 
theirs alone, but each and both. They have more churches 
and we make more converts. Our constant lament is, that 
we lose so many converts who move from our established 
churches to where we have none. But they have five estab- 
lished churches to our one. Our peoples are interrelated 
and when they move, many move where they could be united 
with the other church were we as friendly as we ought to 
be. We have more churches in cities and towns than they; 
their young folks move to cities and to^mis; so we can help 
to save them to the faith were we on more friendly terms. 

Second, there are many places where together, we could 
start missions, while now, working separately, neither can 
do so. Not far from where I now sit, is a town with a num- 
ber of Brethren people; the Church of the Brethren there 
have a struggling mission and a missionary; Ave could be of 
help if that fine Dunker preacher felt free to ask the ser- 
vice of the Brethren folks and the Brethren people could 
Avell be aligned to assist in bearing their burdens if that 
friendliness could only exist Avithout fear or misgiving. It 
is time, right noAV, for forAvard action in all such cases. 

Third, on the Foreign Mission Field is the one place of 
all Avhere we ought to be friendly and working together. In 
Africa we have a small party who have Avaited for more 
than two years on the border of the darkest corner of the 
Dark Continent. Soon the Church of the Brethren will start 



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a party to Africa; their committee is in Africa right now, 
investigating. And soon, let us pray, our party shall have 
gotten the full consent of the authorities to go forward. The 
Church of the Brethren party will go and settle right amidst 
them and may it be that they shall be saved the embarrass- 
ment of trying to tell the simple black people the difference 
between the divisions of the Brethren church. Let us pray 
that these parties Avill be so fitted for their several tasks 
that they will make a perfect party for the beginning of a 
work for the Lord that will tell for his glory as much con- 
secration and devotion to truth as it ought to; and let us 
pray, too, that this beginning of unity on the Foreign Field 
will during the three short years that this program has to 
run, have such a reflex influence in America that right here, 
they may be one as the Master prayed. 

Ill — Finally. And what would be the final good of u 
all? Well, what we have enumerated ought to be quite 
compelling. What better reasons could one ask? But there 
are final considerations: We must all stand before the 
Judgment seat of Christ to give an account of our Steward- 
ship. What shall we answer when he asks how we have dis- 



pensed his money? For my part, I do not know how I could 
answer if I had a part in selfishly promoting a denomination 
where another had its work fully going when the reason 
for such promotion was purely a selfish ambition. At the 
end of the journey, we want to give a good account of our- 
selves, our time, our money. We want to hear the well 
done of the Master. He can not say "Well done," if we 
spend money for two preachers where one could easily do 
the work; if we burn two lamps where one would give 
enough light ; if we use coal for two stoves when one would 
keep the people Avarm? Can we say to him that we have 
tried to answer his prayer, "that they may be one," when 
we have all the time been trying to keep them two? How 
hard we try to have the sinner feel as he will at the Great 
Day of accounting. How surely we ought to do that now; 
but at the same time we ought also to properly sense our 
own feelings at the great bar as to our Stewardship. Let 
us be friendly, brethren, Brethren, BRETHREN, to every 
movements that attempts to answer, "Thy will he done on 
earth as it is in heaven. ' ' 

CHARLES A. BAMB. 



GENERAL ARTICLES 



Centering Emphasis Upon the Distinctively Brethren, The Secret of 

Brethren Unity. By George H. Jones 



Brethren Unity is one of the most longed for conditions 
in the Brethren church. A matter of such moment that the 
usefulness of a number of our most able brethren has been 
questioned. In fact it is such a bone of contention that a 
number of peace-loving and kindly souls, have ceased com- 
ing to National Conference, because of a constant annual 
recurrence that seems to belie the truth that there is "sich 
a animal." 

How desirable such a condition is, cannot be stressed 
enough. We have lost time and wasted much energy by 
placing emphasis upon that which disunites, rather than the 
opposite. We have .seemed eager to discover differences 
and when discovered have moved all our talents and forces 
to compel the "parish" to conform to our particular posi- 
tion on "essentials" and "non-essentials" — usually the lat- 
ter. 

The Texan story well illustrates our actions. It is said 
that a large pack of wolves made an attack upon a drove 
of mules. It is known that the natural propensity of the 
mule is like that of man, he kicks. However, that is the 
mule's only way of asserting his rights. So the occasion 
brought these mules together to defend their rights. But 
as they used only their heels, they soon discovered that they 
had only damaged themselves. This would never do, ac- 
cording to mule sense ; so the next time they "got their 
heads together" and their heels to the wolves and when they 
did, they succeeded splendidly in putting the wolves to rout. 
We can profit, even with a mule's disposition, if we use 
mule sense. 

It is time that we Brethren center our emphasis in the 
right place. It is trifling to emphasize things that are im- 
material, or give too much importance to ideas that will soon 
disappear, either by more mature judgment or larger expe- 
rience. Perhaps ignoring differences of this nature and 
comparing agreements, will in the long run prove the more 
profitable, for the church as well as the individual. 

The smaller the difference as a rule, the greater the irri- 
tation. It is like the oinder in the eye. The cinder is m the 
place, of all others the most sensitive to irritation— namely 
the eye. There is no danger to the eyeball. There is no fear 
of a disease that might infect the blood and wreck _ the 
health. No limb is affected. The' digestion is unimpaired. 



There is just a tiny, miserable little speck that almost any 
man of steady nerve could remove, but it causes such ex- 
cruciating agony, that everything else is trifling in compar- 
ison. Where the trouble is of such a grave character that it 
endangers the body heroic treatment is necessary, either 
with the individual or the church, but so small a matter can 
be remedied by a little steadiness and forbearance. 

The Distinctive Brethren 

What the distinctively Brethren is, can be readily form- 
ulated. Irrespective of temperamental varieties among our 
members, often in spite of hereditary inclinations and fre- 
quently spanning climatic distances and inconveniences, 
there is a singular definiteness of purpose and likeminded- 
ness of thought that is explained in no other terms than 
that of Christian fellowship. Perhaps better illustrated 
than analyzed. 

Some years ago in the middle of one of the coldest win- 
ters on record, a cultured, delicate young woman was con- 
verted in a Brethren church and baptized in a stream where 
the ice was several inches thick and when the temperature 
was below zero. After baptism a friend asked, "What in 
the world made you risk your health and life by doing such 
a thing at such a time?" The quiet answer settled all argu- 
ment and expostulation: "Except a man be born of water 
and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven," 
And I might not be alive next summer." Immediate and 
literal obedience when at all possible, is the first character- 
istic of those distinctively Brethren. 

In harmony with the foregoing instance is that of more 
recent occurrence. A minister of our church whose educa- 
tion and experience had been partly in the Brethren frater- 
nity and partly in another, had an opinion upon "Holi- 
ness" quite at variance Avith many of our ministerial breth- 
ren. His constant reference to the doctrine and his attitude 
upon its importance, as he understood it, caused wide and 
unfavorable comment. The question then arose, "If he con- 
siders that particular fact and his particular interpretation 
of it, as of more importance than all the other Brethren 
teachings not observed by one of another denomination, aviII 
he leave us and unite with that one which stresses that par- 
ticular doctrine? In other words, would he exchange aU we 



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practice for that one doctrine? He did not. He still holds 
to his idea, but seems to feel that the practices Avhich dis- 
tinguish us as Brethren, aie worth more tha?! the fellowship 
of another denomination. We cannot but admire the spirit 
back of his action. To subordinate, in the face of criticism 
that is sometimes harsh, one's personal opinions and com- 
pel our hearts to feel and to act kindly is a splendid con- 
tribution to what we feel is Distinctively Brethren. 

Another case was that of a good brother M'ho became 
exceedingly happy. His emotions were so stirred that a 
mighty impulse to shout took possession of him. But the 
Brethren he realized were not of a shouting type, and like 
most emotional types of men his impulse was to "tell it 
out." Exerting himself to control his feelings and to be 
decorous, his pent up emotions so flooded and thrilled him 
— only those having a similar experience will know how 
profoundly moved he was in his heart, his mind and his 
whole being became mellowed and ripened with kindliness 
and love. He was overpowered with a "peace that passeth 
understanding." As he afterward related to an admiring 



friend, ' ' Instead of a shout of testimony, I wanted the glory 
of my life to testify of him." 

To bring into subjection to him, body, mind and heart, 
this is distinctively Brethren. "Back to the Book" is a 
good rallying cry and it is distinctively Brethi'en. "Sound 
in the faith once for all delivered unto the saints " is a splen- 
did ideal. And it is distinctively Brethren. But the writer, 
has not as far as he recalls, had his faith as one of the 
Brethren called into question, and this has been our simple 
creed. Tt was stated the night of our conversion and has 
been our beacon ever since. "Do yoii believe that Jesus 
Christ is the Son of God? Do you accept him as your Sav- 
ior from sin? Will you take the Bible to be your guide of 
Faith and Practice?" I did. I do. And centering empha- 
sis upon the facts that grow out of" this confession and 
bringing into subjection body, mind and heart, to the doc- 
trines that naturally become distinctive to the Brethren of 
like faith, the secret, if there be any, of unity is likeminded- 
ness with Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 

Conemaugh, Pennsylvania. 



The^Strength of Unity. By Mrs. Hattie v. Groves 



Ephesianff 4:11, 12, 13. "And he gave some, apostles; 
and Fome, prophets ; and some, evangelists and some pastors 
and teachers; for the perfecting of the Saints, for the vrork 
of the ministry; for the edifying of the body of Christ: till 
we all come in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of 
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of 
the stature of the fulness of Christ. ' ' 

Jesus began his work with a little group of followers, 
Peter and James and John and the rest. At his ascension in 
A. D. 30, the one hundred and twenty disciples who met in 
that upper room probably represented the entire strength of 
Christianity. From this small beginning we can Avatch the 
growth of the Christian churcs. On the day of Pentecost 
there were added "about three thousand souls." After 
Peter's sermon following the liealing- of the lame man we 
hear that "Many of them that heard the v/ord, believed, and 
the number of men came to be about five thousand." In a 
single generation churches Avere established throughout the 
Roman Empire from Jerusalem to Rome. Had the spirit of 
unity and the missionary zeal of the apostolic age contin- 
ued in the church throughout the centuries since, long ago 
would the Avhole world have learned of Jesus Christ. 

We are told that the three thousand Avho Avere converted 
on the day of Pentecost, continued steadfastly in the Apos- 
tle's teachings and the prayci-s. 

How such an experience Avould unify the forces Aidthin 
our chiirches ! Nothing less than a great spiritual task can 
bring forth such unity. The "fiTrnacc of fire" into AA'hich 
the nations were thrown during the late Avorld Avar, brougM 
out of it co-operation and unified action, on such a scale, as 
Avas never seen before. Are Ave not, in our day, being called 
to go forAvard, under a unified command, and face the Avork 
of Christendom? Some one has expressed their idea of a 



church as being a great religious democracy, Avhere the rich 
and poor, the educated and the ignorant, the cultured, and 
all others, gather to Avorship and commune Avith a Being so 
far exalted as to make relative human conditions unmention- 
able, unnoticeable and unthinkable in his presence. Such 
is the strength of unity. 

Let each seek his neighbor's good, was Paul's counsel 
to the Corinthians. This is Avhy Ave are in the world- — to 
help one another. It Avas not the publican that Jesus con- 
demned but the Pharisee Avho in striving to fulfill the law, 
forgot his felloAv men. It was not the priest, Avho passed by 
on the other side, but the Samaritan Avho stopped to serve, 
Avhose example Ave are told to follow. 

What is great service and what is little? Does not the 
service of a Dorcas Avho does the one thing she can do well, 
and makes coats and garments for the poor, equal in God's 
sight the gift of millions from the man whose money making 
is the one thing he can do well? Who shall say what are 
the major and AA'hat are the minor ministries of life? 

A Chinese diplomat Avhen asked what surprised him 
most in America, ansAvered, "State care of the insane, the 
Y. M. C. A. and the lady in Chicago. ' ' The lady in Chicago 
is Miss Jane Addams, who besides founding and conducting 
Hull House, lecturing and making books, finds time to be 
superintendent of streets and alleys in her ward. 

Religion does not call on us for many mighty works, nor 
for any mighty works whatever ; it calls for good works, for 
whatever is true, honest, pure and lovely. 

Perhaps Ave imagine we are full of good works because 
Ave think of them and plan to do them; the question is, do 
Ave do them? "A woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be 
praised. Give her of the fruit of her sands; and let her 
Avorks praise her in the gates" (ProA?^. 31:30, 31). 

Milford, Indiana. 



The Habit of Seeing the Good. By Lyman b. wiikins 



A great Avritcr once said that, "one of the great needs 
of the! Avorld Avas more goodness and kindness, — the pure, 
natural, unaffected kindness of the heart." There are mul- 
titudes of people Avho are surrounded by all the comforts 
that Avcalth can bestoAv, and yet they carry Avith them hearts 
empty and starAnng for the simple kindnesses of life, and 
would gladly exchange their pretentious grandeur for pov- 
erty and its grim bareness, if it coidd be cheered by sun- 
,shine of love and kindness. Hoaa' many there are of good, 
true people, Avho persist in carrying Avith them into the home, 
the church and society a dif-position as cold as ice and _as 
mean as the meanest. They cloud the sunshine of every life 
with which they come in contact. They suppress the spirit 



of goodness in the soul of those whom they should seek to 
uplift and guide. Thtese are the kind of people who make 
life miserable for all about them. They retard the progress 
of the church and make the community suspicious and 
faultfinding, and make themselves most miserable. Some 
one has said that the "man AA'ho stirs his cup of tea with an 
icicle, spoils the tea, and chills his OAvn fingers. "Hoav true 
this is. Smile, and the world smiles with you, frown and 
the Avorld turns aAA^ay. " 

There is a class of people that always look for the de- 
fects in the life and works of others. The preacher can't 
preach to please them. (Neither should he). The church 
paper is not just as they would have it and the church col- 
lege teaches such "terrible" things. What this class needs 



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is a bit of the ypirit of Je«us to cleanse them and convert 
them to the better ways of life. 

For some reason humanity has been trained to see the 
bad and not the good in things. We stand too close to the 
painting to grasp its beauty. We close onr ears to the sing- 
ing of the birds and therefore fail to enjoy this God-given 
art. Oh, that we might ti-ain our minds to sec and express 
the good we see all about us. 

I do not know of a better Uustration to ut e than that of 
our church publications. I have read the Evangelist for 
many years, and while I have not been able to agree A\-ith 
all I have read in it, nevertheless I cannot help but appre- 
ciate the influence it has had upon ray life. It is the best 
church paper of which I know. Its pages are not filled with 
advertisements but with M'orthy ai'ticles from the pens of 
those whose hearts beat true to Brethreni-m. And back of 
these articles is the good editor, un-elfish, unassuming, ever 
alert to the needs of the church. We may criticize him, take 
our pulpit jabs at him, but without him and the paper our 
church would not be what it is. This is the first time I 
have ever expressed my heartfelt appreciation of the edi- 
tors of our church publications to be used in the columns 
of the Evangelist. Perhaps the editor will not have it ap- 
pear in print, but whether he does or does not will not alter 
the case, as he at least must read i^ and Avill know that I 
appreciate the Evangelist and the Sunday Fchool literature 
to the extent that I shall ne-^'er permit an opportunity to pass 
by without exerting ray influence for it. Members of the 
church, fellow workers in the ministry, how can we expect 
to ever accomplish anything for the churcln if we do not up- 
hold it? Next to the Bible comes the Evangelist, and no 
one needs to say he is not acquamted with the woi-kings of 



the church since he has access to this best of all good 
papers. _ Let us boost, not knock. Let us learn to respect 
the feelings of those in whose care we intrust the -work of 
the church and everybody will feel better, and the church 
will succeed. 

"Be kind, because you will pass through this world but 
once, and neglected opportunities will not come back to you, 
even_ should you recall thera with floods of repentant tears. 
Be kind, in mercy to yourself, for every kind woi-d that you 
utter, every kind deed that you do, will help to fill your 
own heart with gladness, and will afford you such unutter- 
able satisfaction as the wealth of a Croesus could not buy, 
nor the dreams of ambition attain." 

Every heart has its own sorrow and kno%\'s its own bit- 
terness, and if we could look into its unexplored depth ,and 
know how heavy is the weight of woe ofttimes hidden from 
human eyes, we should judge differently of those infirmities 
of conduct Mdiieh now so vex us, and should be filled with a 
God-like charity which would make our lives fruitful of 
kindly deeds. 

Oh God, make us to feel our responsibility towards thee 
and our fellow men. Give us a vision that we might be able 
10 behold thee in all thy glory and feel thy presence each 
day. Give us hearts of M'isdom and help us, our Savior, to 
ivalk with thee each day. Grant that our lives may be in 
keeping -with thee and that our chiefest aim may be to en- 
large thy Kingdom here upon the earth. Help us to be 
faithful to our church, our school and our publirhing inter- 
ests. Help us, we pray thee, to do our share in binnging 
victory to our church through the new Movement. For 
Jesus' sake Ave ask it. Amen. 

Washington, C. H., Ohio. 



Jesus as Yet to Come the Second Time. By h. w. Anderson 



(From a Bible standpoint and not man's opinion) 



We have the tetstimony of Jesus himself that he will 
come in the clouds. He has never come that way yet, and 
to lay aside the testimony of Matthew, Mark and Luke Avould 
be to do away with much of the Bible. Let us take the 
Bible before Ave take man's opinion. 

In Matthew 16:27, Ave read, "For the Son of man shall 
come in the glory of his Father Avith his angels: and then 
he shall reward every man according to his Avorks. ' ' We all 
believe that Jesus has been here, born of the flesh. But he 
has never come with his angels yet. So there is to be another 
coming. Jesus repeats this saying in MatthcAv 24:27, — "For 
as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth CA^en 
unto the west, so shall also the commg of the Son of man 
be. " If he is not coming, why does he speak of his coming 1 
Then again in the thirtieth verse Jesiis says, "And then shall 
appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven : and then shall 
aU the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son 
of man coming in the clouds of heaven Avith poAver and great 
glory. ' ' Still Jesus is here talking and Matthew is the Avrit- 
er, as he speaks of the second coming. It is not a spiritual 
coming, for we do not see spirits. It is a coming in the 
clouds. Again Matthew 26:64 records, "Jesus saith to him, 
Thou hast said: neverthelcvss I say imto you, Hereafter ye 
shall ^ee the Son of man sitting on the right hand of poAver, 
and coming in the clouds of heaven." Four times it is re- 
corded in Matthew that he is coming in the clouds, and that 
we shall see him. Why is it that Ave teach the Avorld that 
Jesus said, Go teach all nations, baptizing them in the name 
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost? We 
If Jesus said four times that he was coming in the clouds 
believe this and deceive ourselves about the coming of Christ, 
and that we should see him, why can we not believe him? 
Or why do we believe in baptism Avhen he speaks only once 
in the same book about baptism? 

Then Mark 13:26, "They shall see the Son of man com- 
ing in the clouds with great power and glory. And again in 
the 14th chapter and 62nd verse we read, "And Jesus said, 
I am : and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right 



hand of poAver and commg in the clouds of heaven. Tavo 
times Mark records Avhere Jesus said he Avas coming. 

In Luke 21:27 Jesus says, "And then shall they see the 
Son of man coming in a cloud with poAver and great glory. ' ' 
In John's gospel (14:2) Jesus says, "1 go to prepare a place 
for you," and in the third Averse he says, "If I go away, I 
Avill come again. ' ' And he says further, " If I go not aAvay, 
the Comforter Avill not come, but if I depart I will send 
him." "Tarry at Jerusalem until ye receive the promise." 
NoAv Ave come to Avhere Luke says as he writes to' TheophUus, 
"And Avhen he had spoken these things, Avhile they beheld, 
he Avas taken up ; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 
And while they looked steadfastly toAvard heaven as he Avent 
up, beliold, tAvo men stood by him in Avhite apparel ; Avhich 
also said. Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into 
heaven? this same Jesus Avhich is taken up from you into 
heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him 
go into heaven (Acts 1:9-11). Just as Jesus said, so the 
angels also have said that he should come in the clouds as he 
Avent in the clouds. Strange hoAv we Avill cling to feet wash- 
ing and throAv away every promise of his coming. Seven 
times he has said I Avill come again, and only once he has 
said, "Ye should do as I have done unto you." 

Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17^ "For this we say 
unto you by the word of the Lord, that Av.hich are alive and 
remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them 
Avhich are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from 
heaven Avith a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and 
Avith the trump of God: and thei dead in Christ shall rise 
first: then we Avhich are alive and remain shall be caught 
up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the 
air. NoAv that person that Avould lay aside his second com- 
ing must deny the vei'y Avords of Jesus himself. Surely Ave 
ought to love him enough to believe him. 

Scofield refers the second coming to the coming of the 
Holy Spirit; that Jesus came back on Pentecost. But this 
does away Avith the personal element in Jesus' second com- 
ing. When Peter said, And what shall this man do?" Jesus 



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THE BRE THREN PULPIT 

"The Grace of Obedience", orviiie d. jobson, jr . 

TEXT: "He became obedient unto Death, even the death of the cross." Philippians 2:8 



The words grace and obedience are priraarily Biblical.^ 
The preacher of the gospel expounds the grace of God, 
through Christ Jesus to the unsaved for salvation, and obe- 
dience to Christ to the Christians for edification. Grace is 
the manifold goodness of God through Christ to humanity 
in the specific dispensation, the church age, the grace age. 
Grace is an unmerited favor. Salvation is by grace; it is 
unmerited, yet God bestows it upon us through his marvel- 
ous grace, free, absolutely free. Not only is the grace of 
God manifested in salvation, but all success in the Christian 
life should be attributed to the grace of God. Obedience 
finds its source in grace. The very essence of obedience is 
the marvelous Avorking of God's grace. Obedience involves 
commands, submissiveness denotes power, and obsequious- 
ness demands personal duty. All of these etymological prin- 
ciples are combined when we think of obedience to God by 
bis grace. 

I. "Jesus is a perfect example of imbroken obedience" 

(Maclaren) . 

Praise the Lord! for only through the submissiveness 
and obedience of our blessed Lord, do we today enjoy the 
peace of our salvation. The cross of Christ exhibits the 
obedience of him who was its victim. Just one look, by 
faith, at the suffering Son of God, on Calvary's cross, be- 
speaks of unparalleled obedience. He laid aside his glory, 
made himself of no reputation, became in the likeness of 
men, and took iipon himself the form of a servant, all for 
you and me. To die was the climax of his voluntary obe- 
dience, and of his devotion to us. The impulsion and com- 
pulsion of his great heart in love toward sinful man, im- 
pelled him to be obedient, which he was unto death, even the 
shameful death of the cross. 

So was in a quiet hospital room that a little girl of six 
or seven years old. suffered in the clutches of a deadly con- 
tagious disease. The mother of the child stood at a distance, 
held by the doctors and nurses, as the little child held out 
its arms in beckoning terms, to her mother, pleading with 
her slowly fainting voice, and with the motion of her fin- 
gers, for the mother to come to her, until the affectionate 
heart of the loving mother was moved with compassion: she 
could stand the strain no longer, and despite the warning 
of the doctors, she burst forth to her child, and drew her 
in tender love to her breast. Oh ! the compa'^sionate love of 
the mother for the child! The mother died for the child. 
This is a poor human illustration of the love of Christ for you 
and me, yet it gives us some idea of the compelling love of 
Christ which caused him to become obedient unto death, for 
sinful man, suffering in the clutches of an incurable disenpe — 
sin and death. "Lo, I came to do thy will, God." What 
obedience! What submissiveness! God the Son bowing in 
obedience and obseauiousness to God the Father. This was 
the secret of his obedience ; reiected of men. Man of sorrows, 
despised bv his brethren, mocked at by his enemies and for- 
saken by all. "for he learned obedience by the things which 
he suffered." Such suffering impells one to be obedient to 
the One who is able to deliver. 

II. To be obedient is to recognize an obligation, a com- 
mand" (Haldeman). 

We vrHl do well to "heed and consider these words, 
from one of God's wonderfiil saints. Let us enlarge upon 
these tivo great thoughts of Dr. Haldeman 's; first, the obli- 
gation of the Christian to Christ, and secondly, the command 
of Christ to the Christian. 

The obligation of the Christian to Christ. _What is our 
obli^ration'? To acknowledge our position in him, and so_to 
walk that we will be good representatives of Jesus Christ, 
not castinsr a stumbling-block in the way of those who seek 
for the light of his face, but to let our good works be so 



manifest in the eyes of our fellow man, as to lead him to 
the One whom we represent, saying, "What must I do to 
be saved?" God forbid that we should be stumbling-blocks. 
Consider how many persons are today alienated from the 
life of God, because some carnal Christian has failed to 
maintain obligatory conduct to Christ ! God forgive us. If 
the love of Christ constrained us, we would automatically 
fulfill our obligation to him and would be a power of good 
among our fellow Christians. Biit the face of Christ, the 
Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valley, yea, the fairest 
among ten thousand, cannot shine into our hearts if we are 
resisting his Spirit, and living a carnal life. We cannot ful- 
fil our obligation to him until we have come via Romans 12: 
2 and 2, "I beseech you brethren — etc." 

Christ's command to the Christian. Obedience! He is 
Lord. How often we lose sight of the fact that he is Lord. 
Our Master has an unquestionable right to expect implicit 
obedience from his own blood-bought children. Time would 
fail us to enumerate the commands of Christ. They are all 
based on obedience. His grace is sufficient. Let us there- 
fore obey ! obey ! obey ! Obey our Lord and Master in what- 
soever he has commanded. "And hereby we know that we 
know him, if we keep his commandments" (1 John 2:3). Do 
you know him? Can you with Paul say, "I know whom I 
have believed" (2 Tim. 1:12). Oh! Christians, that we knew 
him! 

III. The Grace of God makes possible our obedience to him. 
, Paul the apostle delighted in being a bond-servant of 
Jesus Christ, and grace made this possible. Saul of Tarsus 
"circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the 
tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews ; as touching 
the law a Pharisee ; concerning zeal persecuting the church ; 
toiiching the righteousness which is in the law blameless" 
(Phil. 3:5-6. But now we hear Paul) say, "I am a prisoner 
of Jesus Christ." He delights in being a prisoner of the 
once despised Nazarene. Oh ! the wonders of his grace. 

"Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace. 
Freely bestoAved on all who believe ; 
You that are longing to see his face. 
Will you this moment his grace receive?" 

This is the grace of obedience. Discipline may be hard, 
the flesh always resents it, but remember Philip 4:13, "I 
can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 
Just as the grace transformed Saul to Paul, so can his grace 
change joxir disobedience to obedience. He is sufficient. He 
is greater than our greatest need. Trust him. If his hand 
comes pointing and directing, follow ! What a peace to al- 
ways rest in the center of his vsdll. Isaiah said, "Here am 
I, send me," and Paul's words were, "Lord, what wilt thou 
have me to do?" We would follow a worthy example if 
we too like these great saints, would beseech him for some 
ser^dce. The reason we don't ask is because we are afraid 
that he ivill give us something to do ; we forget that he will 
also give grace to do it. May we never lose sight of Ms 
grace, as we strive to obey him. 

IV. — "If ye know these things, bappy are je ii ye do 
them" (John 13:17). 

"Behold to obey is better than sacrifice." "Abraham, 
when he was called obeyed." Paul said, "I was not diso- 
bedient." The Roman saints were commended by Paul, 
"For your obedience is come abroad unto all." In the light 
of these testimonies it behooves us, dear Christian friends, to 
examine ourselves if we be among the hoiisehold of obedi- 
ence. What if he should call us to a foreign field, or an ig- 
noble place of service, has he not promised to be with us? 



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"What if our calling, as Paul's, bring sorrow, suffering and 
sickness of soul; can Ave not rejoice in the fact, "that the 
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be com- 
pared Avith the glory Avhich shall be revealed in us (Rom. 
8:18) ? Christians it is a privilege and a joy to serve him, 
in obedience. Obey God ! 

Now, if we do not obey him, after once Ave have re- 
ceived him, he must be just, for he is a God of truth and jus- 
tice. He has promised chastisement to the disobedient. Oh! 
how 11, must displease him to chastise his oAvn blood bought 
one. "NoAv no chastening for the present seemeth to be 
joyous, but grievous : Nevertheless afterwards it yieldeth 
the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exer- 
cised thereby" (Heb. 12:11). "Jonah disobeyed God and 
received a whale-mg for it," and we must be among those 
"Avho are exercised thereby," if Ave are not obedient. Our 
heavenly Father does not save the rod and spoil the child ; 
he is careful to see that, though disobedient, "we Avill not 
be condemned AAath the Avorld. " 

Christian, can we not obey God? It is a mark of saint- 
ship ,Ave should possess it. Remember, he has saved you, at 
a cost Avhich was infinite, CA^en the cross of suffering and 
pain ; and you OAve it to him to obey him. Let us draAv nigh 
unto him with the use of 1 John 1:9, and AA'hisper to him, 

"Lord, I will obey. 
Give me grace today." 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

OUR DEVOTIONAL 



The Power of Faith. 

By Mrs A. B. Cover 
OUR SCRIPTURE 

"Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said. Why 
could we not cast it out? And he said unto them. Because 
of your little faith: for A^erily I say imto you, if ye have 
faith as a grain of mustard seed ye shall say unto this moun- 
tain, Remove hence to yonder place ; and it shall remoA^e ; 
and nothing shall be impossible unto yoii" (Matt. 17 :19, 20). 
"Work not for the food aa^McIi perisheth, but for the food 
which abideth unto eternal life, Avhich the Son of man shall 
give unto you: for him the Father even God, hath sealed. 
They said therefore unto him, Avhat must Ave do, that avc 
may Avork the Avorks of God 'I Jesus ansAvered and said unto 
them, This is the Avork of God, that ye believe on him A\'hom 
he hath sent" (John 6:27-29). "I have been crucified Avith 
Christ : and it is no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in . 
me : and the life that I noAv live in the flesh I live iu faith, 
the faith Avliich is in the Son of God, Avho loved me and 
gaA'e himself up for me" (Gal. 2:20). 

OUR MEDITATIONS 

It is evident to all human beings, that faith is a vital 
factor in life's achievements. We do not suffer for the lack 
of faith; the Avorld is full of it. The Word reveals to us 
The PoAver of Faith by Mrs. A. B. Cover sheB 

that in the far distant past there Avas a diversity of faith; 
men placed their trust in the abundance of riches, m im- 
truthfulness and in the folly of vanity. This same diver- 
sion we find prevalent in the Avorld today. Faith is a nec- 
essary faculty for the devrelopment of the soul life in all 
individuals. No one avoids its use, but the dift'erence lies 
wholly in the object toAvard Avhich one's faith is applied. 

Since we must, and do use faith on somethmg, let us 
choose the best and highest. In the lives of all Qiristiaii 
followers choice naturally falls, or should fall, on Chiist 
our Redeemer and Friend. It is he Ave best knoAV ; he is the 
Avay, the truth and the light, by Avhich our lives must be 
directed and oux souls nurtured. Let us turn our faces up- 
ward seeking the power of faith from him Avho stands sin- 
less and undefiled before all the world.. Faith il him is the 



poAverful faith, such as fadeth not, but is vivid, vitalizing 
and edifying to all Avho possess it. In the light of this 
truth Ave can readily understand Avhy the Word sets forth 
such faith as the supreme Avork for all Christian folloAvers 
(John 6::27-29). 

In order to attain the poAver of faith as set forth by 
Christ Jesus, hoAv shall Ave proceed • First and foremost Ave 
must surrender our lives fully to him. We must be able to 
say I can; that is I can overcome temptation, I can overcome 
petty sins, I can overcome sorroAv and trouble. Yes, "I can 
do all things through Christ Avho strengtheneth me." Not 
alone, but Avith the guidance of a loving hand, and the assur- 
ance of an ever present poAver, I can and I Avill. This means 
entering a neAv life, a liberation of evil habits, an overcom- 
ing of anxieties and doubtful fears, a turning aAvay from a 
Avorld of sin unto a ncAvness of life in Christ Jesus. When 
once Ave can turn aAvay from the present evils and Satan's 
allurements, and be led by faith through Jesus Christ, then 
and then only are Ave being saved daily. Truly indeed has 
some one said, "The heart of salvation is victorious poAver." 

Sad mdeed is the fact that not all human beings avail 
themselves of this poAver Avhich comes through faith in 
Christ our Master. Many of us are so set in our habits, fol- 
loAving the line of least resistance; so filled Avith timidity 
and self indulgence that this poAver cannot permeate our 
lives. Some sins are folloAved by remorse, but far many 
more become habitual, developing into a sense of self-right- 
eousness and contentment. We are perfectly satisfied Avith 
ourselves; Ave do not Avant a better life; Ave feel that we 
need not make any sacrifice, or bear any cross. We make 
no effort to rise above our present sinful natures and strug- 
gle to greater heights, but simply depend on the Love of 
God to cover all our shortcomings and the I'esponsibilities 
for our future life. And Avith uuAvorldly spirit Ave Avill 
quietly say. Oh petty sin, you are a comfortable friend of 
mine. When I desire to taste forbidden fruit you siiggest 
such reasonable excuses! You take sides happily Avith all 
my inclinations toAvard questionable pleasures and save me 
from the unpleasantness of sacrificing my time and money 
for tlie best thing s of life. This type of individuals have 
lost the best and highest ideals by Avhich they can become 
useful and serviceable to God and man. "Ye cannot serve 
two masters," is indeed true and should be remembered by 
all persons Avho aaIsIi to follow in the footsteps of our Mas- 
ter. Let us therefore pray earnestly that Ave may remain 
steadfast in that faith that arouses multitudes, that faith 
that knoAvs hoAv both to fight and to pray; that faith that 
enlightens and Inds humanity advance fearlessly in the Avays 
of God; that faith that is neither formal nor abstract but 
vital and real, then all things Avill Avork together for the de- 
velopment of God's Kingdom on earth. 
OUR PRAYER 

Almighty God our Heavenly Father, Ave desire to come 
to thee in humility and sincerity. We are sinful and diso- 
bedient; pardon thou us. We are ignorant of many of thy 
ways ; enlighten thou our darkness. We are Aveak in our in- 
firmities; inspire us with thy strength. Oh thou inmost 
light of truth, teach us, avc pray to understand AAdiat is 
meant by the poAver of God unto salvation, for Ave stand hi 
need of being saved from sin, from doubt, from Aveakness; 
from fear. We cannot save ourselves, Ave are helpless human 
beings, shortsighted, and infirm ; Ave need to be stayed by a 
higher poAver. We need to lay hold of thee. Manifest thy- 
self unto us, our Father, as the Savior of our souls, and de- 
liver us from the bondage of sin into a glorious life as the 
chndreu of God. Amen. 

HagerstoAvn, Maryland. 



F/very Christian man has large tracts of unamiexed_ter- 
ritory, unattained possibilities, unenjoyed blessmgs, things 
that are his and yet are not his. Hoav much more of God 
you and I have a right to that avc have the possession of. 
The ocean is ours, but only the little faithful that Ave carry 
away home to our oavii houses is of use to us. — ^Alexander 
MacLaren. 



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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



H. H. WOLFOED 

Qeneral Secietaiy-Iieasntei 

Ashland, Ohio 



Why? "Come let us reason together." By Mrs j. e. Ham 



"Go out into the highways and hedges and compel 
them to come in: that my house may be filled." 

You will agree ■with me no doubt, when I say, the most 
fruitful way of i^inning people to Jesus Christ is by conse- 
crated personal Avork. 

That being true Avliy is it, that as a peoi^le both pastors 
and laymen, we are so loth to embrace and promote the only 
organization of the church that exists solely for the purpose 
of getting into the homes with the open Bible? Why? 

Perhaps it is because pastors, superintendents and lead- 
ers generally, do not find time to study into the subject, and 
therefore do not see the advantage and opportunity of the 
Home Department. As a result there can be no sympathy 
or co-operation, between tliem and thos who have the work 
in charge. 

Again there should be as much prayer, time and thought 
given to selecting the superintendent of the Home Depart- 
ment, as there is to selecting the superinttendent of the reg- 
ular Sunday school. 

Too many times it is done about like this : There is an 
official board meeting. Officers are elected. People are 
tired. It's time to go home. Someone remembers there has 
been no one appointed to superintend the Home Depart- 
ment, as there is to selecting the superintendent of the reg- 
has been given to a more efficient teacher, the work be given 
her. Maybe it will hold her interest and she won't feel 
'peeved' at the Sunday School Board." 

Or some one advises that "probably it would be wise to 



appoint Mrs. SIoav. It might be that if something were given 
her to do she might attend services once in a while." 

Come brethren, "confess," doesn't that sound natural? 

Think of it! Selecting in such a maimer the men and 
women \Adio are to give their time, prayers and effort to vis- 
iting the homes of the sick and discouraged, the unsaved and 
neglectful, the shut-im and neglected. They are doing the 
■work of a most efficient, paid assistant pastor. They are to 
do it without money and Avithout price, and no time or 
thought or prayer given to asking God for direction in the 
choosing of such leaders! Why? 

It seems that none of us like the word "Department." 
If you want your hearers to look at you with a "Don't know 
and don't Avant to knoAw" expression and attitude, just say, 
Home Department. Perhaps Ave have not made it attractive 
enough. The Methodist Book concern put out the first of 
the year, a quarterly Avith only a captivating picture of a 
baby peeping at you from betAveen his chubby fists, and the 
Avords, Home Quarterly on the first cover page. It struck 
me as somethmg fine. 

Let us get away from the idea of the Home Department 
being something hard or complicated or uninteresting or 
unimportant. Let us select for our Home Department su- 
perintendents men and Avomen Avho have executiA^e ability. 
Supply them Avith visitors Avho are consecrated. Instruct 
them to go two and tAvo as they did in Apostolic times. 
GiA^e timid ones the intelligent, sympathetic, co-operation 
they need, and let the Home Department be Avhat it should 
be — One of the greatest assets the church can have. 

815 Clay Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 



The Convention's Wonderful Impact On Japan. By The Editor 



We have sought to give to Brethren Sunday school 
workers every report and bit of information available that 
Ave thought Avould be of interest and tlien to give larger Adsion 
and zeal for the local Avork. Expressions of appreciation 
have come to us because of the promptness Avith Avhich ncAvs 
concerning the great convention in Tokyo has been given 
forth. Our leaders are alive to the Avonderful and far-reach- 
ing effects of such a couA^ention and are anxious to get all 
the inspiration and information that can be gotten at long 
range. There is one phase of the matter, hoAvever, that has 
not been much emphasized, a phase that requires the unsel- 
fish vieAv of it, namely, the great good tlie convention did 
Japan. It made an impact upon that country that is Avon- 
derful and promises to mean for Japan morally and relig- 
iously Avhat Commodore Perry's going to Japan meant to her 
nationally. Testimonies to that effect are abundant. Mis- 
sionaries are greatly encouraged and are likeiring this eon- 
A'ention to a revival meeting in a local church A\-here the 
evangelist's enthusiasm and poAver has helped to tunr the 
interests of the community GodAvard, the seeds of Avliicb re- 
vival have been carefully soAvn by the pastor. They think 
they Avill encounter less difficulty in their Avork hereafter and 
that Japan's progress toAvard Christ Avill be more rapid. At 
any rate, judging from the testimonies forthcoming, it seems 
that Japan can hardly be the same nation that she Avas be- 
fore this great conA^ention. 

Governor Sekiya of Sbizuoka Prefecture in centi-al 
Japan, when entertaining a group of delegates Avho had at- 
tended the World's Sunday School Convention in Tokyo, 
told Frank L. BroAni, L.L.D., Secretary of that Ai^sociation. 
that at a recent session of the governors he had proposed 
that Siinday hereafter in Japan shoiald be observed as a day 
of worship and religious instruction. This proposition Avas 
approved by the governors and is noAv before the Japanese 
Cabinet. 



It is stated on highest authority that the Empress of 
Japan' Avas so much impressed by the World 's Sunday School 
Convention in Tokyo that she is planning to have religious 
instruction in her household on Sundays. Further she stated 
that she saw that Sunday had been used too largely as a day 
of recreation. This action of the Empress Avould be gener- 
ally observed in Japan, oAving to the custom of following the 
example of the i"oyal household. 

Japanese leaders are seriously considering the introduc- 
tion of Bible study at factory centers and in industrial 
groups in Japan as a character building and steadying influ- 
ence. By special request Bible lessons applicable to indus- 
trial groups are being sent to Japan for the consideration 
of these leaders. 

As one of the results of the unusual recognition of the 
Convention by the educational authorities in Japan, mission- 
aries are reporting that the opposition to Sunday school at- 
tendance by the pi'incipals and teachers in Japan has stopped 
and these very people are now encouraging Sunday school 
attendance. 

Rev. Hiromichi Kokaki, D.D., a leading Congregational 
pastor of Tokyo, made the folloAving statement: "The total 
impact of this Convention upon Japan is good and only good. 
There can be no doubt but that Ave are at the begiiniing of a 
great forward movement in Sunday school work in this 
country. ' ' 

Eev. J. C. NcAvton, D.D., President of the KAvansei 
Gakuin, Kobe, said concernurg the Convention, "I can only 
say it is simply marvelous. The comprehensiA'c scope of the 
program, the intense insistence upon the spiritual and evan- 
gelical linked Avith due emphasis upon modern methods and 
technique, the perfect organization for the effectiA'e execu- 
tion of the program, these things amaze and delight us. 
Nothing has ever produced impressions so deep and wide 
among the Japanese as this Convention." 



FEBRUARY 23, 1921. 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 11 



Rev. J. M. T. Winther of the Lrutlieran Seminary Kuni- 
amoto, in writing about the Convention speaks especially of 
the emphasis placed upon "The Bible, its value, its efficacy, 
its appeal to the child-heart, all this was emphasized in a 
way to fill the heart of an Evangelical Lutheran of the most 
orthodox school with joy unspeakable. I am confident that 



this Convention with its strong array of powerful vdtnesses 
for the old Book and for the old views of the Savior and his 
salvation must bear fruit in this land. Personally, we feel 
fully repaid for the heavy expense in sending our theolog- 
ical students all the way from Soiithem Kyushu to Tokyo." 



J. A. Garber 

PRESroENT 



Our Young People at Work 



E. A. Rowsey 

SECRETARY 



Christian Endeavor Handbook. By Prof, j. a. Garber 



The promised Christian Endeavor Handbook, made pos- 
sible largely through the generous service of General Sec- 
retary E. A. Rowsey, has been distributed among our var- 
ious societies. A copy was mailed to the correspondent 
named in the questionaire recently sent out. Societies fail- 
ing to return the same may not receive a copy because of 
faulty address. And yet we tried to remember all ^vith a 
copy. If some society fails to receive a copy the president 
should write Brother Rowsey. 

This Handbook, it is to be remembered, is the proper- 
ty of the society ^and as such is to serve all. No one person 
has a monopoly on it. The book will accomplish the great- 
est good if kept in circulation among officers and commit- 
teemen by whom it will be studied Avith great care. The 
two sample pages reprmted below set forth the purpose and 
practical character of the booklet, but only in an introduc- 
tory fashion. You must go through the entire twenty-four 
pages to appreciate the great worth of this valuable help. 

PREFACE 
"The purpose of this Handbook is to so present the 
work which the church desires to accomplish next year that 
it will be impossible for any society member or county offi- 
cer to wash the bloodstains of carelessness from his hands, 
should their part in the gigantic accomplishment liinder this 
golden goal. 

There are two types of information : First, that -which is 
known to man ; and second, a knowledge of the place where 
desired help may be found anxiously awaiting- his acceptance 
and uset in fashioning ideals of uplift. This thought we 
have focused in the extreme forefront of our consciousness ; 
therefore, after a brief explanation and a concrete example, 
we have referred the hungry investigator to fountains of re- 
freshment and brooks of inspiration as embalmed through 
the medium of ink directed by the fertile brains of our book- 
writers. 

The reader will find a general presentation in the fir.st 
few pages 'of the pamphlet, next in order being the workof 
the various departments, then general information which 
should interest every wide-awake Endeavorer. 

To know why we should be loyal is good ; to know how 
we may be loyal is better ; but to be loyal is best. 

We must feel this faithful fidelity of a constant alle- 
giance plus a sense of fealty that refuses to fail. It is the 
hope that this presentation may flame such sparks of loyal- 
ty in the impassioned souls of far-sighted endeavorers that 
flaming evangels of the faith may spread -ndsely and willing- 
ly the message of Christ and the Church to a parching, blis- 
tering nation as she strolls tlu'ough the wHspering galleries 
of- superstition and sus^picion in quest of loyalty to a con- 
stant stream of eternal truth. ' ' ELWOOD A. ROWSEY. 
Sources of Help 
"They are open to you. All you need to do is to dra^v 
upon them with a letter, telephone call or telegram. 

And you are not left guessing as to your needs. At tho 
close of each departmental presentation you will find listed 
titles and prices of suggested books and l)ooklets. Order 
these service tools from Rev. E. A. Rowsey, General Secre- 
tary, 612 White-Haines Building, Columbus, Ohio. 

We strongly urge the building up of a representative 
library. Money spent for serviceable books represent per- 
manent investments that yield increasingly large returns. 
The right book in the hands of an inexperienced officer or 
committeeman will fire him from within and save the neces- 



sity of "firing him out." 

Current publications are of decided value. They are 
fresh and stimulating. Particular attention is called to the 
Christian Endeavor World ; various state organs ; the Breth- 
ren Evangelist and the Angelus. Watch the two last named 
for weekly helps on the Bicentenary. The "Notes on the 
Topic" by Rev. DyoU Belote are quite helpful. 

The printed page needs to be supplemented with the liv- 
ing voice. Close contact mth the personality of an enthu- 
fdastic leader has a salutary effect on all Endeavorers. All 
our national and district officers hold themselves in readi- 
ness to render any personal help within their power. _ The 
National President and General Secretai-y are very desirous 
of the privilege of conducting week-end institutes m local 
churches or in some church with which nearby churches 
could easily join.' With a concerted effort of tliis kmd we 
believe every society, at least the officers, could be given 
the personal assistance of some one of our leaders. Address 
all applications to the undersigned as early as possible, sug- 
geting several choice of dates." "J. A, GARBER." 

C. E. Week at Hudson, Iowa 

C. E. Week will long be remembered by the Endeavor 
Society of the Hudson Brethren church. Preparation was 
made for each day of the week and the first Sunday evening, 
January 30, a jomt service of Christian Endeavorer and 
the church was greatly enjoyed by all. Short talks and 
papers were given by some of the members, and, with the 
splendid sermon following, were the means of arousing in- 
terest and enthusia.sm for the work during the Avhole week. 
Certain days were assigned to different committees for spe- 
cial work and plans. On Wednesday evening an inspiring 
prayer meetmg was held at the home of our president. Fri- 
day evening was the banquet. About fifty sat doAvn to the 
tables. Besides the good tilings to eat, and an enjoyable 
social time, there were splendid talks and special music. But 
the best part of our week was the closing session on Sunday 
evening, February 6. Another joint service was the plan 
for this meeting. After an inspiring sermon by our pastor, 
Brother Boardman, a plea was made for decisions. Two 
young people: confessed their faith in Christ and two pledged 
themselves as Life Work Recruits. 

Will you remember this little band at Hudson m your 

prayers ? 

HELEN GUTKNECHT, Corresponding Secretary. 

THE CHINA FAMINE FUND 

From President Wilson's Proclamation: _ _ 

A famine, alarming in its proportions, today holds m its 
grip several important provinces in China. The crop failure 
is complete, and the present distress, which is great, is like- 
ly, before winter has run its course, to become appalling. In 
fact oui- diplomatic and consular agencies in China inform 
me that the loss resulting from death in distressing form 
may run into millions of souls. It is certain that the local 
government and established agencies of relief are unable to 
cope with the magnitude of the disaster which faces them 
Therefore not only in the name of humanity but in that 
of the friendliness which we feel for a great people m dis- 
tress I venture to ask that our citizens shall, even though 
the task of giving is not today a light one, respond as they 
can to this distant but appealing cry for help, 



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FEBRUARY 23, 1921. 



Jesus Is Yet to Come the Second Time 

(Continued from Page 7) 

replied, "If I will that he tarry till I come what is that to 
thee ? ' ' Jesus here does not refer to his Pentecostal coming. 
The Bible teaches just as much the second coming as it does 
the first coming. 

Some compare the resurrection to the second coming. 
But this is altogether unreasonable, for he said he would 
come in the clouds. 

We have then his spiritual coming. This may be the 
foundation for the belief that he will not come again. But 
he said, "Lo, I am with you alway even unto the end of the 
world." I believe there are few who understand what the 
difference is between Postmillennialism and Premillennial- 
ism. I think if we had some explanation on this point there 
would be some peace to some of our troubled minds. I be- 
lieve that some have Postmillennialism connected with high- 
er criticism. I would like to know, and I am sure there are 
a great many others who would like to know what postmil- 
lennialism stands for. Webster says that postmillennialism 
among the Romans war the return of a person to his own 
country. Then I would say that if this is to be applied to 
the kingdom of God that postmillenialism does not teach that 
Jesus is not coming back, as some suppose. But I am in the 
dark as to what the real postmillenial doctrine is. PremilleR 



nial means according to Webster previous or before the time. 
Millennium means a thousand years. There is plenty of 
space here for man's opinion. And my opinion is that the 
best thing to do is to preach Jesus Christ and him crucified, 
and to live that we may be caught up with him in the air, 
or that he may take us with him. All we have are the words 
of Jesus himself that he is coming in the clouds with power 
and great glory. Also Paul's words to the Thessalonians 
that he will descend from heaven and the dead shall rise 
first, and then we that remain alive will be caught up with 
them to meet the Lord in the air. Jesus will not come before 
the time, nor after the time. It is not for us to know the time 
or the season. Are we ready for him to come 1 Higher crit- 
icism will not destroy the Bible ; it stood and escaped the 
pagan fire. And it will still be the Bible no matter what 
higher criticism says. And all the church needs is a little 
more Bible preached, and a little less premillennialism dnd 
postmillennialism, and not so much man's opinion. Our dif- 
ficulty is that when we come to a verse we do not under- 
stand, we say it is translated wrongly, or the Greek word 
means this or that ; just as though God did not have as much 
power to translate as he did to speak in Greek or Latin. 
Every time that Jesus says something that man does not 
want to do, he says it is a wrong translation. One thing is 
sure, Jesus will not misunderstand. Let us believe him and 
serve him is our prayer. 
North English, Iowa. 



The following is a report of tlie "White 
Gift" oifering received to February 12. I did 
not send receipts because most of the money- 
came by check and is therefore receipted. If 
there are any mistakes in this report, the 
secretary-treasurer would be glad if you 
would write him at once. If money has been 
sent and not reported write at once giving 
the amount sent and the date of sending. 

The report is by districts and you will 
thus see that Pennsylvania is far ahead of all 
the districts. Moreover all have not been 
heard from as yet from the state of Pennsyl- 
vania. Will the schools kindly remember 
that they can not be front line unless an 
offering is sent for the work of the Sunday 
School Association. 

You will also notice from this report that 
Nappanee, Indiana, has sent the largest offer- 
ing. Hats off to Nappanee. 

The response is very good but it is not up 
to that of last year. The Sunday schools 
will not take a back step in the matter of 
giving. 

Northern California 

Turlock, $ 33.45 

Southern California 

Los Angeles, Compton Ave., $ 22.60 

La Verne, 73.38 

Total, $ 95.98 

lUlokota 

Cerro Gordo, $ 9.73 

Lanark, 131.25 

Milledgeville, 68.70 

Hudson, 57.43 

Waterloo, 172.20 

Dallas Center, 26.10 

Total, $46'5.41 

Indiana 

Elkhart, $ 40.30 

New Enterprise, 20.00 

Muncie, 15.00 

Roann, 70.10 



White Gifts for the King 

Personal Gif-ts 

Elder J. W. Beer, Niekerson, Kan., . . $ 1.00 

North Liberty, 32.45 

New Paris, 37.63 

Clay City, ' 9.05 

Warsaw, 20.00 

Flora, 32.98 

Mexico, 75.00 

Maple Grove, 10.00 

Eoanoke, 4.10 

Corinth, 10.00 

Oakville, 61.55 

Nappanee, 261.13 

Milf ord, 9.52 

Denver, 10.35 

College Corner, 11.00 

North Manchester, 113.64 

Total, $843.80 

Middle West 

Morrill, $107.61 ^ 

Falls City, 45.00 

Carleton, 13.35 

Portis, 23.34 

Hamlin, , 18.98 

Beaver City, 164.56 

Ft. Scott, ^ 10.50 

Total, $383.34 

Maryland and Virginia 

Mt. View, Hollis, Va., $ 15.00 

Oak Hill, W. Va., 14.50 

Eoanoke, 22.29 

Maurertown, 103.31 

Washington, D. C, 60.00 

Krypton, Ky., 15.00 

Limestone, Tenn., 22.84 

Total, T~^zm 

MicblgEm 
Campbell, $ 88.81 

Northwest 

Sunnyside, $ 21.00 

Spokane, 80.00 

Total, $101,00 



Ohio 

West Alexandria, $ 3.42 

Louisville, 140.12 

Canton, 19.05 

Zion Hill, 89.83 

Ashland, 112.17 

Bryan, 85.69 

Dayton, 102.62 

Middlebranch, 15.60 

Homerville, 5.00 

Williamstown, 5.29 

Columbus, 12.00 

New Lebanon, 36.25 

Mansfield, 10.37 

Grotna, 38.19 

Fremont, 14.91 

Gratis, 24.59 

Total, $715.10 

Pennsylvania 

MoKee, $ 12.00 

Vinco, 10.28 

Johnstown, Third Church, 27.00 

Altoona, 40.41 

Yellow Creek, 16.00 

Conemaugh, 168.00 

Allentown, 25.00 

Pittsburgh, 135.00 

Liberty, 2.10 

Listie, 5.40 

New Enterprise, 13.19 

Waynesboro, -. . . . 23.43 

Uniontown, 202.50 

Meyeradale, 90.00 

Sergeantsville, N. J., 10.00 

Johnstown, Second CSiurch, 61.76 

Windber, 10.07 

Highland, > 80.89 

Summit Mills, 50.00 

Martiusburg, 5.00 

Berlin, 77.19 

Brush Valley, 5.00 

Masontown, ' 53.00 

Total, _ $1,063.22 



FEBRUARY 23, 1921. 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 13 



Catherine Wilson, Mongo, Ind., .... 
Margaret Fliekinger, Wabash., Ind.,. 
Miss Nell M. Zetty, Phoenix, Ariz.,. 
Mrs. C. Minear, Minbern, Alta, Can., 
N. C. Nielson, Long Beach, Cal., .... 
Miss Voda Brower, Portland, Ore., . . 



3.00 A. Sister, Wooster, Ohio, 

1.00 Mr., Mrs. D. W. Campbell, Sandusky, 

1.00 O., 

5.00 Mrs. E. Ormsby, VanBuren, Ind., . . 

5.00 S. W. -ingrieh & Wife, Penna., ... 

5.00 Wm. Kaylor & Wife, Bellefontaine, O. 3.00 



2.00 M. M. Eikenberry, Kokomo, Ind., . . . 



2.00 

2.00 

10.00 



5.00 



Total, $ 45.00 



Grand Total, $4,088.05 

H. H. WOLPORD, Secretary-Treasurer. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



BEAVER CITY, NEBRASKA 

The Beaver City Brethren church has just 
passed through a series of evangelistic meet- 
ings, held by Louis S. Bauman of Long Beach, 
- California. That the people of this present 
day are hungering after Biblical preaching 
was evidenced by the large crowds which 
came day after day, and night after night, 
and listened with a:n intense interest. They 
did not come for amusement, but because they 
found in the messages something better by 
far than that which- the world has to offer. 
There was no relaixing of interest or dwindling 
of attendance during the several nights given 
over to the setting forth of the distinct doc- 
trines of the Brethren church. These fruit- 
ful messages were given in a forcible manner 
to a well filled house. Brother Bauman is one 
who has not been caught in the drift of the 
times, but still preaches the whole Bible, 
making no compromises with the opposing 
forces, but in a sweeping manner he Bets 
forth God's truths. Prom the beginning to 
the close of this meeting he labored untiring- 
ly, bringing two messages each day and three 
on Sundays. It is with the highest apprecia- 
tion that the people of Beaver City speak of 
the services rendered. 

Aside from the good seed sown, and the 
deepening and quickening of the spiritual 
life of the members of the church, numerical 
results total thirty-five who took their stand 
for Christ. Of this number thirty-two have 
been added to the church. Twenty-eight re- 
ceived the rite of baptism, while four came 
by relation and reclamation. Three remain 
to be baptized. This will mean a strong added 
force to the church. A noticeable peculiar- 
ity of those added to the church is the lack 
of children. Out of the group of thirty-five 
there were only three children. This is partly 
due to the fact that the church has been hav- 
ing a continual seed sowing time, resulting in 
a continual harvest, mostly through the Sun- 
day school, which so often is a fruitful source, 
is concerned. But a man with a message such 
as Brother Bauman has will soon find people 
willing and anxious to accept Christ. 

The matter of getting a man such as Bau- 
man to come half way across the continent to 
hold one series of meetings was no small bur- 
den financially. But the Beaver City Breth- 
ren are equal to such undertakings, and, as 
is customary with them, they came out far 
beyond all expectations. Brother Bauman 
promised to come for ofCerings, provided the 
expense of traveling be met by the church be- 
fore the time of the meetings. Having a good 
warm and sympathetic heart for a pastor try- 
ing to make both ends meet on the salary now 
meted out by well meaning churches, Brother 
Bauman promised to take back with him only 
the amount equal to that which he would 



have received in salary, had he remained with 
his people, and to give all above that amount 
to the pastor. To our surprise but great plea- 
sure an amount, not far from equal to the 
sum kept by himself was given to the pastor. 
For this favor we are deeply grateful to 
Brother Bauman and to the Beaver City 
Brethren. Aside from this sum raised during 
the meetings, about fifty became members of 
the Evangelistic League, in response to an 
appeal made, making an amount of nearly 
seven hundred dollars raised for and during 
the meetings. 

The good seed has been sown, and we be- 
lieve that a bright prospect for a continual 
harvesting is in store for us. On the Sunday 
following the close of the meetings, three per- 
sons made their confessions. Two of these 
were baptized and taken into the church that 
day. 

We had with us, during the last week of 
the meetings. Brother Rush, who is a member 
of the Long Beach, California, church. Broth- 
er Rush was to have sailed at that time for 
the mission field in Africa, but because of the 
illness of Sister Rush, they were unable to 
go at that time. Brother Rush rendered a 
very valuable service in helping with the per- 
sonal work, and in speaking to the prayer 
band and to the different auxiliaries of the 
church. The church feels grateful to Brother 
Rush for this splendid service rendered. 

E. S. FLORA. 



into making the school a success. One of the 
goals is to have an average attendance of 
four hundred during February and March. 

We also decided to make an effort to get 
an assistant pastor so that Brother Bauman 
may do evangelistic work not to exceed six 
months of the year. Our pastor was away a 
month and held a successful evangelistic cam- 
paign at Beaver City, Nebraska. We are go- 
ing to lend our pastor to our mission church 
at Fillmore for a three weeks' meeting, be- 
ginning the 28th of February. Many a church 
might do likewise and thus help a mission, or 
small struggling church. 

Sunday, February 6th, we took an offering 
for ' ' The Starving People ' ' of the Near 
East, Armenia, China and Central Europe 
which amounted to over Fifteen Hundred 
Dollars. Not so bad especially when we con- 
sider we had two other calls for money with- 
in a month. ' ' Some ' ' say we premillennial 
people do not do anything but fold our arms 
and wait till the Lord comes and does it all, 
but we do move our arms once in a while 
down in our pockets. 

N. C. Nielsen. 



LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 

At the time the last report from the Long 
Beach church was written we were in the 
midst of a great revival. Brother Bauman 
preached not only to the unconverted, but to 
the indifferent, and to the backslider. He 
made it plain that they could not serve the 
devil going to movies and dances, etc., and 
serve God and the church at the same time, 
and they were a dishonor to God and to the 
church as well as a hindrance to the salvation 
of souls. He wanted a houseoleaning, "a 
church cleaning" and the result was seven- 
teen reconsecrations. Two young people re- 
consecrated themselves later. Thirty-four 
have confessed Christ and been baptized. 
Three await baptism, and three were recently 
baptized. 

At the annual official board and church 
meetings several were dropped from the 
church roll for indifference and other causes. 
A few will be dropped because they are un- 
worthy to have their names on the church roll. 
At the election of officers of the church for 
this year Brother H. V. Wall was elected Sun- 
day school superintendent, and he is now put- 
ting his whole heart and soul (as he does in 
everything he undertakes to do for the Lord) 



PLEASANT GROVE, IOWA 

It has been a long time since we have re- 
ported the work of the Lord at this part of 
God's kingdom, and let the brotherhood know 
we are still on the job. I will try to teU 
some of the good things and some of the 
shady side. You know that there are two 
sides to everything. So I will tell a little of 
both sides. The churches always like for us 
to tell the good things. The church folks, 
just like other people, do not like for 
their pastor to tell them of their sins. You 
will think that there is something wrong at 
Pleasant Grove. And there is, I would like 
for you to show me a church that has not 
something wrong with it. That is why I 
have written this this way. And when we go 
hunting for a church that has no hypocrites 
in, I am afraid it will not be found on this 
side of eternity. 

What we need is Christ in our hearts, and 
when we have just a little more of Christ in 
us, we will be just a little better Christians. 
We must stand for the Christ that gave his 
life for the church. Jesus gave his blood for 
the church, and he expects us as his follow- 
ers to give our lives for the church. It is a 
fight with the devil to keep the church on 
earth. He is fast closing in and some have 
left the church because of sin in the church. 
But where will you go? 

Now, we do not claim that Pleasant Grove 
is the best church there is in the brotherhood. 
But we do claim that we are not the worst. 
We have a live wire Sunday school. Por a 



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FEBRUARY 23, 1921. 



rural church, we have had a good attendance 
all winter, and young people's class that any 
preacher can be proud of. February 13, there 
were 33 in this class with an average at- 
tendance of 23 every Sunday. And let me tell 
you how we got this large class. By having 
a live wire teacher, one of the surrendered 
Life Work Eecruits — Miss Lola Back, who is 
doing mission work at home. This shows what 
mission work can be done in your home 
church. The prayer meeting is well attended 
for a country church. The Sisters' society is 
in fine working order. 

Let us lay aside the sin that so easily be- 
sets us and run with the hope within us that 
Christ will be always with us. Pray for us. 
H. W. ANDEESON. 



GREATEST REVIVAL IN l-HE HISTORY 

OF THE riRST BRETHREN CHURCH, 

JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 

Johnstown has just passed through an unu- 
sual spiritual awakening which greatly stirred 
the church and community. The campaign 
was under the leadership of Brother Ashman, 
whose work was of the highest order. Broth- 
er Ashman 's messages drew people from every 
part of the city and they were talked of on 
the streets, in business places and factories. 
It is needless to say that we had crowds, yes, 
and many nights more than we could take 
care of. It was the greatest meeting from 
many angles Johnstown ever experienced. In 
the first place the church was a unit back of 
pastor and evangelist and from the word 
' ' GO ' ' followed their leadership. In the sec- 
ond place the meeting caused a greater 
awakening in church and community than in 
any former meeting. In the third place the 
church was filled every service and always a 
goodly number of unsaved were present. In 
the fourth place souls were saved at almost 
every service for over two weeks. In the fifth 
place the visible results were the largest in 
the history of Somerset Street church. There 
were ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE 
who came to line up with the Lord 's work. 
Most of these came for the first time and wore 
evenly divided between young people and 
adults. These will be received into the mem- 
bership of the church on Wednesday evening, 
February 16th. A jubilee service and a. re- 
ception will be held for the new members in 
the near future. 

Among other things which contributed to 
the success of the meeting was the uniform- 
ly good weather. There were bad days and 
nights but this was of little effect upon the 
meetings. Another important contributing 
factor was the employment of an experienced 
newspaper reporter, who daily gave publicity 
to the sermons and other important features 
of the meeting in the Tribune, Johnstown 's 
largest daily paper. The afternoon Prophetic 
lectures drew large crowds and resulted in 
much good. This was an entirely new fea- 
ture in connection with an evangelistic cam- 
paign here, but in every way proved a valu- 
able asset to the success of the campaign. 

While here Brother Ashman read a paper 
before the Miuisterium of the city. His sub- 
ject was, "Modern 'lams' and how to deal 
with them." This was well received and was 
printed in full in every paper in the city. 

The work in other respects is prospering. 



An architect has been employed and the plans 
for the new church will soon be completed. It 
is the desire that just as soon as business 
conditions warrant, work on the new building 
will be started. Industrial conditions locally 
are holding us up at present, but it is hoped 
that the mills will start operations soon. This 
will mean that we can move ahead with the 
building early in the summer. The Sunday 
school is at present making great strides. We 
are now running over one hundred percent 
stronger than last year. A splendid spirit 
prevails and everybody is working with a will 
which weekly brings splendid results. 

The church recently extended me a call for 
another year beginning April first. This was 
supplemented with a liberal increase in sal- 
ary, which bespeaks the goodwill of the mem- 
bership. This will be my fourth year with 
the people of Johnstown and everything bids 
fair to making it an epoch making year in the 
history of the church. We have before us a 
great program and one that will demand a lot 
of energy and consecration. I believe that 
we have a united people back of the program 
and for this reason success is sure to follow. 
'Watch Johnstown Grow," is to be our mot- 
to for doing great things this year. We joy 
with others in the victorious revivals else- 
where. Our prayer and hope is that this will 
be the greatest year in Brethren history. 
J. FREMONT WATSON. 



GOSHEN, INDIANA 

The work at Goshen is moving along as 
usual. At present our pastor is absent for a 
few weeks, gone to Pennsylvania, to hold a 
meeting at ' Martinsburg. The work here is 
under the management of our local ministers 
and the laity. Our dear Brother J. Allen 
Miller of Ashland, Ohio, is filling the pulpit. 
All enjoyed the very interesting and instruc- 
tive messages he brought to us on last Lord's 
day. It seems so good to meet and hear 
Brother Miller whom we met and learned to 
love in our younger days. Perhaps somewhat 
amusing, but at one of our recent prayer 
meetings Brother Melnturff, while lecturing 
on the life of Paul, asked us all whom we 
knew that in every particular reminded us of 
the Apostle Paul. After a moment's thought, 
our answer was. It surely must be Dr. Miller. 
The service on Sunday evening was soul in- 
spiring. The devotional was conduct»,i by 
Brother Teeter of our influential congrega- 
tion at Dayton, Ohio. Come again, Brother 
Teeter. At our last business meeting four 
deacons and their wives were elected and the 
following Lord's day at the morning service 
were ordained. Dr. Miller assisting the pastor 
in the ordination. The service was both sa- 
cred and impressive. The new deacons elec- 
ted are men who are earnestly concerned 
about the welfare of the church and will add 
strength to the official board. 

The choir has been re-organized under the 
direction of Roscoe and Wysong. They have 
engaged Prof. Dinkeloo of our city as choir in- 
structor and the improvement has been no- 
ticeable. 

Some change in officers and management of 
the Sunday school has taken place. The at- 
tendance is on the increase. The average 
attendance the past month has been over four 
hundred. Last Sunday the attendance was 



four hundred and seventy. The program of 
the midweek service during the absence of 
our pastor is in the hands of the three lar- 
gest classes — the Century, the Sunshine and 
the Berean. Each class is doing its best to 
see which will put on the best program and 
have the largest attendance. The program of 
the Century class was given last Wednesday 
evening and was fine in every particular. The 
president of Goshen College gave the address 
on the conversion of Saul. The college ladies ' 
quartette, rendered several special numbers. 
All was in harmony with the midweek service 
and all seemed to enjoy the program. The 
Century class is the men's class of our school. 
Brother E. Gulp is president and Brother Me- 
lnturff is teacher. The Sunshine class is the 
ladies' class; they are live wires and have 
about one hundred enrolled. Mrs. Fuller is 
president and Mrs. Webb, teacher. The Be- 
reans are the young married folks; they too 
are live wires. Brother Domain Warner is 
president and your unworthy servant has the 
honor of being teacher. We have about sixty- 
five enrolled. The attendance of late has been 
near fifty. The result of this program we will 
be obliged to give later. The Sunday school 
as a whole is doing good work. May the Lord 
guide us that we might even do better ser- 
vice for his Kingdom. Some time ago Miss 
Ilillegas, who has been called by the Foreign 
Board for the African field, came to Goshen 
and conducted a missionary service which 
moved the audience with sympathy, as she 
spoke of the great sacrifice made by those who 
go to hard fields and give up all that is dear 
in the homeland and give a life of service for 
the KING and his Kingdom. 

M. E. HORNER, Corresponding Secretary. 



REPORT OF THE TEEGARDEN, TIOSA 

AND NEW HIGHLAND CHURCHES 

OF INDIANA 

TeegarAen 

The writer took up the work here as pastor 
in December, 1019. As we look back over 
our labors here we can see many places where 
we have failed, yet we can see many things 
that prove to both pastor and laity that our 
efforts have not all been in vain. We have 
a real good growing Sunday school with 
Brother Ray Wineoth as superintendent and a 
splendid corps of teachers. The attendance is 
by far better than it has been for several 
years. We have a live, up-to-date Christian 
Endeavor that would put some of our larger 
churches to shame; Brother Ora Limert is the 
efficient president. Our W. M. S. is doing 
splendid work under the leadership of Mrs. 
Winrotte. They have met the "front line" 
requirements. Our prayer meetings arc well 
attended and the interest shown is encourag- 
ing to any pastor. 

We began a revival effort on January 24th, 
with Brother Harley Zumbaugh in charge of 
the singing and a splendid interest was shown 
from the very start. The church proved to 
be too small to accommodate the crowds, even 
after we used all the chairs we had room 
for, and notwithstanding the disagreeable 
weather and awful roads we had to contend 
with. The number of accessions were not 
large, yet we can not always judge the suc- 
cess of a meeting by those, for in this case 
the membership was aroused to a high place 



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of service. Eight made tlie good confession, 
two of -wtich have been baptized. One more 
came out the following Sunday night after 
the meetings closed. All were adults, four of 
which were more than fifty years of age. We 
gained two splendid homes that will mean 
much for the work here. 

On the closing night of our revival at a 
called business meeting, plans were adopted 
to pay all bills as we go and finish up the 
basement and steps early this spring. This is 
a great victory for Teegarden and from Oc- 
tobex' 1st, we will be self supporting. The 
Brethren church has a splendid opportunity in 
this community. We continue as pastor with 
these folks at least until nekt October. 
Tlosa 

We began the work as pastor of this splen- 
did church last October. We found every- 
thing in fine condition, and a splendid class of 
folks. We have a good, live, loyal corps of 
teachers. Since taking charge of this church 
we have added three by relation. On Thanks- 
giving night we began a two weeks' meeting; 
the interest was fine and the crowds would 
be hard to beat, but no visible results, al- 
though we believe the seed was sown that will 
yet bring a harvest. We have here a vride- 
awake W. M. S. with Mrs. Tlorence Ailer as 
president. This is the home of Brother Zum- 
baugh, one of our young men who is using the 
talents God has given him in singing the 
Gospel. He has spent the entire winter in 
evangelistic singing. We expect to locate on 
this field about March first. 
New Highland 

This church has ben without a pastor for 
several years, but is by no means dead. We 
took up the work here last December and find 
a splendid class of folks ready to be lead out 
into service. We have a real live Sunday 
school here with Frank Miller as the new su- 
perintendent. Although they have been with- 
out a pastor they are on The Evangelist 
Honor EoU. We expect to hold a meeting 
here in the near future. We are giving these 
people one-fourth time until October. 

We ask an interest in the prayers of the 
entire brotherhood. 

Teegarden, Indiana. S. M. WHETSTONE. 



REPORT FROM SPOKANE, WASHINGTON 

Our memory fails to record when we for- 
merly reported to the Brethren Evangelist. 
But we know we have not reported since our 
return from National Conference, so we'll be- 
gin there. We had a rousing Rally Day cou- 
pled together with a Jubilee celebration of 
our first anniversary of being in our new 
building, on October 3. On this day another 
nice slice was taken off of the remaining debt 
on the building. We hope at an opportune 
time not far distant, to wipe the whole thing 
out. 

On November 24th we left for Fort Scott, 
Kansas, to hold a meeting for Brother Cone 
and help him to bring that church to its feet 
again and start them out on a greater per- 
iod of usefulness. We did our best and hope 
to see them bearing a strong testimony there 
for God, where it is so greatly needed, and 
where they have such a splendid opportunity. 

We returned home the day before Christ- 
mas and immediately began preparations for 
OUT revival, in whieli Brother A. V, Kimmell 



led us to a glorious victory. But it was not 
without a hard fight against the opposition 
of Satan and all his demons, big and little. 

In this city we follow evangelism very 
closely, and have a special evangelistic ser- 
vice every Sunday night right along and the 
field is kept pretty well gleaned. We find this 
necessary on account of the character of the 
people in their shifting and moving. So the 
results of this meeting stand out the more re- 
markable in the light of these facts. Alto- 
gether forty-three came forward. A few of 
these were reoonsecrations and one by rela- 
tion. The best part of the promising mate- 
rial in the Sunday school was reaped by Dr. 
Cryor, who so ably filled my place while I 
was in Fort Scott. He is a splendid preacher 
and teacher of the Word, and safe and sound 
on the Old Book and we do not fear to leave 
our flock in his hands. The only unfavorable 
thing about him is that he is not a Breth- 
ren — yet ! 

But we want to say that we have had a 
great revival. The powerful message from 
the heart of the word of God through such a 
consecrated man of God is bound to have 
great fruit. The results reveal how the mes- 
sage reached the sinner, and the general life 
of the church show how the whole congrega- 
tion have received a great visitation from 
God. And the revival continues. Last night, 
the first Sunday night following the close of 
the meeting, three more accepted Christ. One 
broken heart was the builder of our church 
building here, that is, the brick contractor. 
He and his wife and a splendid young man 
from my Bible class. The whole congregation 
is still charged with the revival spirit and 
we look forward to continual victory. 

Our Sunday school is doing splendid work 
under the leadership of Sister Lillian Bow- 
ance yesterday was 172 and offering nearly 
ers, our efficient superintendent. The attend- 
$11.00. I have a Bible class of thirty young 
men and women who are showing great prom- 
ise for God. We note that the Mary and 
Martha girls, the Christian Endeavor socie- 
ties and the Women's Missionary Society are 
all busy in their respective departments and 
doing excellent work. 

All we have to say is, that this congrega- 
tion have their eyes on Christ and their hearts 
set on greater things in his name, ever work- 
ing and hastening for the coming of the Lord 
draweth nigh. 

E. PAUL MILLER. 



FROM BERNE TO ROANN, INDIANA 

This article has been on our mind so long 
that the best way to get rid of it, is just to 
get busy and write it. 

On September the 28, 1920, we with our 
family and all our belongings began to wend 
our way to the beautiful city of Eoann, sit- 
uated on the banks of the historic river Eel. 
To say the least we think it is one of the 
most beautiful of all rivers in Indiana, and 
is noted especially for its many dams where 
water power is used so extensively both in 
milling and wool manufacture. 

We, since coming here, often wonder why 
one who had been born and raised on the same 
farm and had lived there for fifty years should 
leave and enter on the Lord's work for full 
time, but such are his ways. If we ehonld 



have listened to our own dictates we perhaps 
would not have been here, but we find that 
God has means within his power to change the 
plans of man and so we feel since coming 
here that it was his plan that needed our at- 
tention most, and not what we thought. 
Berne 

Not that we want to flatter Berne and the 
good members of that church, but because we 
feel that the church at Berne is one of those 
rural churches that can do things. Having 
served them as pastor for thirteen years we 
feel that we know something of their stew- 
ardship. We think that they are about the 
most loyal people to the Word of God that 
we have found. Should anyone doubt this we 
wish to refer them to such big men as L. S. 
Bauman, I. D. Bowman, W. S. Bell, Or. T. 
Eonk, Martin Shively, J. H. Swihart, (our 
spiritual father), W. J. H. Bauman, E. M. 
Cobb, who is at this time holding his second 
meeting for them, and many others who can 
testify of their many acts of charity and 
Christian fellowship. 

We think that many remember of the work 
as it was started there in the Hisey school 
house in December, 1889, by Brother J. H. 
Swihart. And if we were to summarize all 
the events, it would take a large volume to 
contain it, for it like many other churches, 
has had its ups and downs. And we are some- 
times persuaded that it has been one of the 
events that has made it strong. 

We were just recently asked by a good 
brother why God permitted Satan to tempt 
and almost sometimes to destroy his children. 
Well, we find that we are much more pre- 
cious than gold that perisheth, so if the of- 
tener those trials come, (and he has given us 
the promise that we shall overcome in his 
name) the truer we become. We often in our 
meditations think of the many who have be- 
cause of those trivialities given up the race. 
What and if our Christ Jesus should have 
surrendered? And to think, that he had done 
no violence, neither was deceit found in his 
mouth (Isa. 53). Yet it pleased the Lord to 
bruise him; he was wounded for our trans- 
gressions. And because of those trials, the 
Berne church has become strong. There is one 
cause we believe, that has added to her 
strength, and that is she has for the last ten 
years had her own local elder, that is an el- 
der of her own flock. If we mistake not, that 
is just what the beloved Paul meant when 
he counseled Titus (1:5) To ordain elders — 
not elder, always in the plural. So we find 
that Berne has had her elders and we contend 
that the church that obeys will always be 
blessed. How can God fully bless until we 
obey -him. It is not what man thinks but 
what does God's Word say? So here is a 
church while she is not altogether perfect, 
yet there are many things to which she holds 
and of which it would be to the credit of 
other churches to follow her example. 

Missions is one of her chief objects. You 
only need to notice the reports of their giv- 
ing and those are all free will offerings. They 
have a number of tithers, both Brethren and 
sisters are tithers. They hold and rightly to 
the belief that when they give the tenth they 
have only given the Lord 's portion. They all 
want to give, so they give above the tenth 
so they can truly say they have given of their 



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FEBEUAEY 23, 1921. 



own. Would that more of our churches would 
follow her examplej then would our missions 
move as never before. Too many of us are 
afraid to take the Lord at his promise. Will 
a man rob God? Ye have robbed me, saith 
the Lord. Wherein? We say. In tithes and 
offerings. Bring ye all the tithes into my 
storehouse, saith the Lord and prove me and 
see if I will not open the windows of heaven 
and pour you out a blessing that there will 
not be room enough to receive it. Brethren 
are we going to believe what the book teaches 
or are we going to be doubters, Which? 
Our Last FeUowsMp at Berne 

On Sunday, September 26, we gave our 
farewell address in the morning to a large 
audience. It was our plan to take dinner with 
our beloved Dr. Jones of Berne, Indiana, but 
lo and behold, 'when we arrived at our home, 
it being on the road to Berne, we found that 
the brethren had sprung a surprise on us and 
instead of us getting to eat with the Doctor, 
he and two hundred others, and many of those 
at the church followed to see the preacher 
get the surprise of his life, in all they esti- 
mated the number at three hundred or more. 
Well, we will confess that they did sure sur- 
prise us some. My wife was more fortunate 
than I, as a good friend had put her next on 
Saturday before. And it waa the first time 
that we ever knew a woman to keep a secret 
so long. To say the least, it sure was a pleas- 
ant day for the preacher and will long be re- 
membered by us. Could we only have the as- 
surance that in the coming glory of our Lord 
we would all meet with him, what joy that 
would be. At our best here, we can not ex- 
press the joy, and may the God of all glory 
keep them and all the brethren till he who 
shall come, will come. 

New Enterprise Indiana 

This is one of the churches that we are 
serving, it being located five miles northwest 
of Eoann in one of those beautiful farming 
districts of which this country is noted and 
being populated by some of the finest Breth- 
ren you can find. If they do not know how 
to meet a preacher's needs, who does We 
learned on coming here that there had been 
some of the ablest preachers in the brother- 
hood who at some time had been pastors of 
this flock, and we felt that the job we took 
was bigger than the man, but by the Lord's 
help we have been able so far to feed them 
and can not notice that they have grown any 
thinner for lack of spiritual food. Here we 
meet the Tombaughs' so many of them — the 
name itself means strength, and indeed there 
are some we find that are quite strong, spir- 
itually. There are a great many who are not 
eating just as we wish they would of spirit- 
ual food, but that existed long before we 
came kere, and we found that the same condi- 
tion prevailed at Berne. But we have some 
that are as loyal as you can find — the Kirch- 
ers, the Yarians, the Saucermans, the Mer- 
ritts, (H. H. Merritt is the efficient superin- 
tendent of the Sunday school), the Liven- 
goods, the Sutters, the Keims, and the Ander- 
sons. Sister Anderson is a sister of our L. 
S. Bauman and time and space will not permit 
us to mention the many others that are stand- 
ing by us so nobly at this charge. Although 
they are not so numerically strong, they are 
awake to missions. On last Sunday they 



raised sixty dollars for the starving of Europe 
and they more than meet all -their allotments. 
We can truly say that a bright future awaits 
them. Just what we all need right now is 
more faith, not only at Enterprize, but all of 
the churches. Ask gi-eat things of God and 
then expect great things of him. 

We have learned that our dear Brother P. 
M. Fisher who passed to his reward two years 
ago, was , serving this church at the time of 
his death, also that Brother Hopkins had been 
their pastor for many years, who recently 
passed to his reward. So we find that Enter- 
prize has had some of the ablest preachers 
of Indiana. The revival has been supported 
by our able secretary. Sister Edith Kercher. 
We had seemingly the worst weather we could 
have had for a meeting, and yet we had fair- 
ly good attendance with the best of interest. 
We are praying that the Lord of all glory 
will abundantly bless us this year. This 
church adopted the budget system for the 
Evangelist during the last year, and are in- 
tending to continue this year the same, or 
perhaps we can add a few names to the list. 
Center Chapel 

This church is located seven miles south- 
west of Eoann and like Enterprize is in the 
heart of farming community that would be 
hard to duplicate any place, and also like 
Enterprize they are all Brethren through and 
through. A finer bunch we would not ask for. 
They have the best Christian Endeavor we 
have ever found; we except none. Both their 
Juniors and Seniors are workers. We seldom 
find a church that has as many adults to take 
part as here. Here we have the two ex- 
tremes, heavy weight and light weight quar- 
tette. And they make some contest, if you 
don't believe it, just come and see and hear. 

This church was started by Brother J. H. 
Swihart, some twenty odd years ago. Wher- 
ever we go, both in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, 
and other states, we find his footsteps have 
been planted in the name of the Brethren 
church. He with Paul of old, can say, I have 
fought a good fight, I have finished my course, 
I have kept the faith, and henceforth there 
is laid up for me a crown of righteousness. 
The writer visited him in November last, and 
his conversation was not concerning his finan- 
cial condition but his love for the cause he 
gave the best of his life to establish. The day 
of the appearing of the Son will only reveal 
the everlasting labors of such men of God as 
he and W. J. H. Bauman, Summers, Beer and 
many others who have been called home. 

This church has taken the Evangelist 
through the budget system and is going to 
continue with a few additions. 

Center Chapel is another church which be- 
lieves in missions and the natural consequence 
is they grow spiritually. They meet all their 
apportionments, or have since we came to 
labor with them. (I think if we have been 
rightly informed that it was here that our 
esteemed Brother C. C. Grisso preached his 
initiatory sermon. Is this correct. Brother? 
If so you gave them a mighty good start). 

We have learned since coming here that he, 
(Grisso) held them a great meeting last win- 
ter with their pastor, Kenneth Eonk. 

There are so many new names at this place 
that we sometimes get them mixed. It seems 
that we will have to eat some of their chick- 



en at each of their homes before we will get 
all the names to the right persons. 

Our revival meeting was held during Jan- 
uary and the roads and weather seemed to be 
at their worst. Although the meeting was 
not up to our expectations yet it was a meet- 
ing in the interest of the spiritual uplift of 
the members. Not as many took the stand for 
righteousness as at Enterprize, yet they were 
all heads of families, while at Enterprize 
they were all young people. 

While this church has not as many young 
people as other churches have, they have a 
mighty loyal bunch of young men and ladies. 
Here we find that the older brethren and sis- 
ters are the main leaders. And we may say 
(and not flatteringly) that these sisters, when 
they undertake to do things; well, they sim- 
ply must succeed. We are trusting that this 
year at Center Chapel shall be blessed by 
him that always leads to victory. Unto him 
let us ascribe all the glory. 

When we read of the needs of the home and 
foreign fields, of the laborers that are needed, 
let us pray the Lord of the harvest that he 
will send forth laborers into his harvest. LIFT 
UP YOUE EYES AND BEHOLD THE 
FIELDS AEE EIPE UNTO THE HAEVEST. 
W. F. JOHNSON, Eoann, Indiana. 



MY BIBLE AND I 

We've traveled together, my Bible and 1, 
Through all kinds of weather, with smile or 

with sigh, 
In sorrow or sunshine, in tempest or calm. 
Thy friendship unchanging, my lamp and my 

Psalm. 

We've traveled together, my Bible and I, 
When life had grown weary, and death e'en 

was night, 
But all through the darkness of mist and of 

wrong 
I found thee a solace, a prayer, or a song. 

— Anon. 



TO THE LADIES 

The greatest fad with the ladies, and a 
source of much pleasure and profit besides, is 
embroidering dresses, piano scarfs, table and 
mantel scarfs, center pieces, chair tidies, soft 
pillow tops and many other pretty things for 
the home and for sale, with the Parisian Art 
Embroidery needle. Any lady, or seven year 
old child can learn to use the needle in five 
minutes. More than five thousand needles sold 
in Columbus alone. A needle with full in- 
structions and a nice sofa pillow top, stamped 
ready for working will be sent parcel post 
prepaid, for only one dollar. Agents wanted. 

Your Woman 's Missionary Society might be 
interested in such an agency. Address, Mrs. 
Eachel V. Thomas, 3260 Eiver Eoad, Colum- 
bus, Georgia. 



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1921 




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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Prayer for Public Officials — Editor, 2 

Breaking Down the Christian Sabbath — Editor, 2 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

This and That in the Movement — Charles A. Bame, 4 

Another Announcement — M. J. Snyder, 4 

Special Notes of Interest to all Missionary Secretaries — W. 

A. Gearhart, 5 

At Both Ends of the Prayer Line — E. M. Cobb, 5 



The Christian Challenge of Modern Spiritism — Dr. W. D. Furry, 6 

Victory Through Christ — Mrs. C. E. Nicholas, 7 

A Personal Interview with Jesus — A. E. Thomas, ". . 8 

Egyptian Sunday School Enthusiasm — Editor, 10 

Stamping Out Vice, 10 

Eeal Work for Christian Endeavor — A. E. Evans, 11 

Foreign Mission Appeal by Laymen, 12 

News from the Field, 13-15 



In the Shadow, 



16 



ED ITORI AL 

PRAYER FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS 



Paul said to Timothy, in his first epistle and second chapter, "I 
exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, 
thanksgivings, be made for all men; for kings and all that are in 
high places. ' ' This admonition is especially applicable at this time 
when one national administration is going out of office and another 
is taking its place. Not only is it applicable, but the very gravity of 
conditions makes it a matter of great urgency that Christian men 
and women everywhere shall pray for those who are assuming the re- 
sponsibility of directing this great nation in untrodden ways. 

Seldom has a president needed the prayers and sympathetic sup- 
port of Christian people more than our new president, Warren G. 
Harding. Seldom has a new administration entered upon its duties 
with so many and such momentous problems facing it. The country 
is still technically at war and all the tangle of making peace and 
bringing the nation into co-operation with the other nations of the 
world in such a way as to encourage peace and lessen the probabilities 
of war is yet to be unravelled. Whether the country shall finally 
adopt a selfish, exclusive, self-sufficient attitude or an unselfish, mag- 
nanimous and helpful attitude is yet to be determined. Whether we 
shall go on spending the great mass of our national income prepar- 
ing for another possible war, or whether we shall stop that sinful 
waste and prepare for peace is yet an open question. The great 
plague of Bolshevism is still poisoning the minds of foreig-n birth in 
many parts of our land. It is a terrible menace, but after all it is 
but an exaggerated form of a disease that is preying upon great 
multitudes of American citizens, and speaks in a language that can- 
not be misunderstood, of injustice, oppression, jealousy and hatred. 
There is no way to really solve the difficulty but the Christian way. 
The outlawed liquor traffic, like a cat with nine lives, rises repeatedly 
out of the dust to yet another desperate struggle for a continuance 
of even a fragjnont of its abominable life. The fruits of prohibition 
have already exceeded the most sanguine hopes of its friends, and yet 
the task of making America dry is really only begun. A wave of 
materialism, crime and immorality has swept the country and requires 
the counteracting influences of the wisest brain and the strongest 
hand. The Mormon menace, the demand for uniform laws on- mar- 
riage and divorce and the growing popular consciousness of the need 
of i-eligious education for American youth in order to stop the under- 
mining of our national character, these and many more problems are 
demanding solution with increasing insistence. It is a time of great 
demands and great opportunities. Never was clear thinking, coura- 
geous action and true devotion more needed than now. 

Pray that the president of this great land may be given divine 



help, as he himself seeks it, that he may prove a worthy leader in 
this time of crisis. Pray that he may be given wisdom to meet every 
situation, that he may always have the courage of his convictions and 
that he may ever use his great power as a true steward of the man- 
ifold grace 'of God. Pray that he may surround himself with truly 
great men, men who are noble in purpose, long-ranged in vision, keen 
in thought and courageous in action. Pray that all who are placed 
either by the people or by appointment in positions of public trust 
may exercise themselves righteously. Pray that for all great and 
difficult tasks, yea, and for ' all positions, high or low, men equal to 
the tasks and worthy may be found. If you believe in prayer, use 
it as earnestly and persistently as you know how, for the cause is 
worthy and the need is great and God's arm is not shortened. Be- 
member at the throne of grace daily these men on whom new and 
unusual responsibilities have been placed. And having prayed, take 
a sympathetic attitude toward them and give them your earnest co- 
operation, and when tempted to criticise, think first and then pray, 
and perhaps the criticism will be left unsaid. 

Pray also for the retiring president, that his health may be re- 
stored and offer "thanksgiving" unto God for the great service he 
has rendered. That, too, is the admonition of Paul. President Wil- 
son had his faults as all great men have had, but he served his coun- 
try efficiently and heroically during the most momentous eight years 
in the history of our country and during the world's greatest up- 
heaval. It may be that his chief fault was that he saw too far ahead 
of his fellows. However we should not attempt to evaluate his life 
and service; we share too much the bias of political animosities. The 
atmosphere will be greatly cleared till the historian takes up his pen 
and he will place the name of Woodrow Wilson higher in the hall of 
fame than we can reach. 



Breaking Down the Christian Sabbath 

The Christian Sabbath is in the keeping of Christian people. The 
liberal and un-Christian elements have never been much concerned 
about its sanctity, and their restraint from desecrating it has de- 
pended very largely on the zeal of Christian people in its defence. 
When they have grown careless about the proper observance of it, or 
have relaxed their defence of it against the encroachments of worldly 
interests it has rapidly broken down. And when the Sabbath has been 
broken down and made the common property of the pleasure-seeker, 
money-maker and dissipator, public morals have run low, crime has 
been rampant, discontent and depression have stalked through the 



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streets and along the highways and religious interest has simmered 
down until only the proverbial "corporal's guard" was left. And 
if inquiry be made ag to the cause of the generally low tone of society 
today, it may be that the wide-spread laxness regarding proper Sab- 
bath observance wiU largely account for it. 

When the Sabbath breaks doTra, reverence for God's name, his 
person, his Book, and every section of God's moral code will also 
gradually give way. For moral law is a unity and Oiii. cannot con- 
tinually ignore! one phase of it without coming to disregard the others. 
If a man or a community worships any other god save the One God, 
respect for God's name and God's day is soon lost. If God's name 
is wantonly profaned, his person and his day will not long be rever- 
enced. It is not therefore a light thing to co-operate in or to tolerate 
the breaking down of the Sabbath, seeing that it is so vitally rela- 
ted to every other law of God and that with its downfall, the whole 
moral fabric will be dragged into the scrap heap. 

Sabbath obser\'ance is tied up with the very necessities of our 
being. God in gracious provision gave to man one day of rest in 
seven to meet an unalterable law of necessity. His physical being 
needs it. The night is not sufficient for the repairing of the waste 
and wear of the day. When six days of labor have passed, he is, 
under ordinary circumstances, just one day behind in his physical re- 
cuperation. He must have the seventh in which to catch up. His 
spiritual being is as much in need of the Lord's Day as is his physi- 
cal nature. He needs the refreshing, soul-quieting and upbuilding 
influences of the day's worship. From every conceivable standpoint 
the proper observance of one day in seven is a necessity, and pitiably 
and perversely blind is he who cannot see it. 

This is a time for a revival of interest on the part of every indi- 
vidual Christian, both as to the matter of more carefully keeping 
Sunday as a holy day and as to our defence of it from the desecra- 
tion of the godless. A bill has been introduced into Congress aiming 
at a more fitting defence of the day. The Sabbath breaking element 
are attempting to bring it into popular disfavor by dubbing it an 
attempt to bring back the "blue laws." There is however nothing 
ultra-radical or reactionary about the proposed law. Moreover there 
■ is an effort on the part of the moving picture interests of Ohio, 
backed by their millions of dollars of capital and the baseball mag- 
nates to get a bill through the state legislature legalizing picture 
shows and ball games on Sunday. There is enough desecration of 
God's day in this great state at present without voluntarily turning 
the day over to these dollar- grabbers. It is a serious situation; Sun- 
day in Ohio is really in jeopardy, and every lover of God's law ought 
to use every legitimate influence to defeat the measure. Let everj' 
church, every Sunday school. Christian Endavor, Women's Mission- 
ary Society, every adult class or organization, and every individual 
send to their senators and representatives in the Ohio Legislature 
letters urging them to use their influence and vote against it. Everj- 
loyal Brethren in Ohio should rally to this call to practical Christian 
service, and do it without delay. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



Brother W. C. Teeter again favors us with another installment of 
his "Doings at Dayton," which contain news of interest and surprise. 

Brother J. A. Baker makes another appeal in behalf of the little 
group of worshippers at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, that they may be given 
aid in the securing of a church building. 

Roanoke, Indiana, church has discovered one way of tecruiting 
the ministry. They called a layman to their pastorate and later or- 
dained him. His name is Joshua F. Bright and he is proving veiy 
successful in his new calling, which seems to indicate that the church's 
call was the Lord's call in this case. 

From the new Brethren church recently organized at Grafton, 
West Virginia four new subscriptions were received in the Business 
Manager's office this week. Brother W. E. Murphy, who writes and 
who is one of the ministers of the church, states that eight or ten 
more will be forthcoming next week. These people are anxious to 
get in touch with the other churches of their district by means of 
a conference and we suggest that the officers of the Maryland- Vir- 
ginia conference make sure that this new church gets initiated at 
their next conference in June. A revival meeting is in progress there 
and "22 applications for baptism have been received.' ' 



Brother C. C. Grisso reports a very successful meeting at Elkhart, 
where 37 were added to the church. Brother Grisso speaks very high- 
ly of the good work that the pastor. Brother B. S. etoffer is doing 
and of the high esteem in which he is held by his parishioners. 

It is a beautiful tribute that Sister Estella Myers pays to her 
departed co.-laborer on the mission field — Myrtle Mae Snyder. May 
it be that the reading of it by some young life will be a challenge 
to the giving of self unreservedly to God for his service anjrwhere. 

From Columbus comes a report of the conditions of the work at 
that place, written from the standpoint of a visitor. Testimony is 
bom to the faithful service of Brother Christiansen, the pastor, who 
is soon to leave, and also to the faithfulness and activity of the peo- 
ple of the church. May they find the leader they need. 

Fi'om our good friend, Brother A. Glenn Carpenter, comes a re- 
port of progress concerning the work at Ardniore, Indiana. They are 
rejoicing in that they have succeeded in freeing their church from 
debt. They are also attempting to do their part toward eveiy inter- 
est of the church. Brother W. I. Duker is the greatly appreciated 
pastor of this congregation. 

Our good correspondent from Gratis, who was too timid to sign 
her name, makes it veiy clear to Brother and Sister Brumbaugh of 
Portis, Kansas, that they will receive a royal welcome upon their 
arrival at their new field of labor. We dare say that Brother Brum- 
baugh has a normal preacher's taste and mW enjoy these chickens, 
if this advertisement does not bring a flock of preachers in to eat all 
the chickens before he arrives. 

Sister Mary A. Snyder, formerly of Glovers Gap, West Virginia, 
now has her home in Lovington, New Mexico, and desires to get in 
touch with any Brethren who may live in that section. We note that 
she is being kept very busy in the Master 's service though there is 
no church of her own faith there. 

Our readers will not fail to be impressed with the numerous ap- 
peals on the Mission page made in behalf of foreign missions by var- 
ious members of the laity. From manj' angles appeal is made and 
in the most direct way the task of missions is laid at the door of 
every Christian. May it be that many hearts will respond to these 
appeals so generously that there shall be no lack of prayers, funds 
or lives to make known the ''Good News" to the uttermost parts of 
the earth. 

The spiritual life continues at high tide at La Verne, California, 
according to the excellent report of Sister Harry L. Good. A goodly 
number of souls have been added to the church since last report and 
they are contemplating a season of special evangelism in the near 
future. Every department of the church seems to be wide-awake and 
active. 

We failed to get into the paper last week our expression of appre- 
ciation of the kind words of Brother Lyman B. Wilkins concerning 
the Evangelist, as they appeared in his article, ' ' The Habit of See- 
ing the Good." He spoke very generously, but we took him to be 
sincere and we do not wish to appear to be unapprcciative. We are 
sure that every one in the employ of both the College and the Pub- 
lishing House, both of which he mentioned by way of illustration, are 
encouraged when they learn that their effort.s, however humble, are 
appreciated. 

The Evangelist Honor Roll appears again this week, and evidence 
is given that the churches are still standing loyally back of our offi- 
cial organ. The Evangelist appreciates very much every expression 
of loyalty. It seems that the people are coming to feel more aud 
more that it is their paper, for their expression and for them to sup- 
port. Almost every week expressions of appreciation as to the value 
of the Evangelist to the homes of our members reach our office. We 
are very grateful for these kindnesss, for they are greatly encourag- 
ing. But the thing that is still more encouraging is the splendid co- 
operation in the writing of articles that is being given from all- parts 
of the brotherhood. This helps to make the paper the more represen- 
tative and more widely appreciated. And for the benefit of the new 
writers that are being continually added to our list we wish to say 
that we aim to keep a supply of articles in store (this does not refer 
to church news) and so contributions, except those of a seasonable 
nature, are sometimes in our possession several weeks before we can 
publish them. 



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1723 THE BRETHREN 1923 
BICENTENARY MOVEMENT 

Dr. Charles A. Bame, Executive Secretary 




This and That in the Movement 

Commenting on Brother Snyder's recent letter pub- 
lished in the News department, concerning the distribution 
of Bicentenary stationery, let me say that I had a long dis- 
tance 'phone message yesterday asking what the stationery 
was for. My answer was, to use. Snyder's message tells 
the story. It was not my idea to get out these letter heads 
for all pastors and workers, but it was thought to be such 
a good idea that we passed favorably on it and thus you 
have the stationery to use wherever you think it will ad- 
vance the Movement or the cause in which we are all en- 
listed. This much is sure that we can not too often think 
of the Movement and its demands. I am sure that you mil 
like this stationery and thus we hope that you will also like 
the Movement. It is so opportune in its expression of our 
present needs ; it is so expressive of what has to be if we go 
on; it is so clear in portraying what we ought to do right 
away that I trust there is no pastor that is not working 
along the lines marked out. 

Now, you have the "wheel." That is an expensive 
thing; I Avant you to know that so you will appreciate it. 
I hope you have taken your "glass" ere this and transfig- 
ured the words on the small wheel of the stationery. If 
you get the large wheel, you will know better and if you 
wish to really interpret the Movement as you ought, you 
will learn by heart, all the words in the Avheel. As you look 
at it once more will you discern that it has just seven divi- 
sions, and that seven is God's perfect number? And when 
I tell you that this was not studied so that it might be just 
seven, it ought to argue that it is the more evidenced that 
this Movement is of God. I trust it is and I believe it is 
and if it is not, Ave may well cast it aside but if it is — save 
the "if" — we can not stop it, prevent it, nor afford to set 
aside a single requirement of it. But I did not intend to 
preach this time and so, Avill not. 

A Bunch of Flowers 

This made me happy and I pass it on tO you to tell you 
how you can do the same, brother pastor. It was after an 
appeal that the pastors hurry to comply with the outline of 
the Avork of the Committee, to date. If some more pastors 
Avould do the same kmd act, they would be excused from^ 
the "love letter" that accompanied this report. Of course, 
the love-letter would be Avelcome. Here it is: 

"Dear Brother Bame: — It is Avith a feeling of shame 
that I read your latest contribution-— shame because Ave Avho 
knoAV the burden of the ministry should not add one tittle 
to your already heaA^y burden. This is my apology, signed 
in all sincerity. Signed " 

NoAV, any brother might knoAv that Avould go to the 
heart of any man if he were one bit Brethren. I am sorry 
that all ministers of the church do not realize Iioav heavy is 
a burden of this kind. Indeed I am at home three Aveeks, 
canceling my AVaterloo engagement — one I longed to fill — 
because I carried the Avork of this MoA^ement too much on 
my heart during my Dayton campaign; and this came to me, 
like a good messenger from heaven Avhile I Avas at Dayton. 
But there are still very many preachers and pastors of the 
brotherhood Avho either are not linking up Avith this Move- 
ment or do not care what are the burdens of the Committee. 

On Trial 

I think that the pastors might as well know that they 
are on trial these days. If they think that I'll spend an- 
other year as I am this, coaxing them to do what they know 
their Conference — and they a delegate, perhaps, and voting 



with the UNANIMOUS— asked of them, they are fooled. The 
field of Christian endeavor is too wide and the enticements 
too great for very real service for any man Avho knoAvs it, 
to fool his time coaxing for reports, that have to be gotten 
and ought to be gotten, which they withhold Avithout excuse 
or reason. Do these Avithholdmg pastors Avant the Commit- 
tee to think of them as mere place holders? Do they do just 
enough to get their salary and as this gets no pay and has 
nothing to do Avith that, they need not heed it? I'd rather 
pass on the roses like the above letter, but this it seems has 
to be done and then, the Committee faulted for talking 
plain. Pastors, let's be brethren as Avell as Brethren. 

My dear pastor, if you do not knoAv that the Brethren ) 
church is in the crucible right noAV and Avill not survive un- 
less this Movement is executed because it is in luie Avith the 
Lord, you are asleep, and the sooner you find it out the bet- 
ter. If you kncAV Avhat I knoAv and if you sensed the crisis 
as I knoAv it exists, there Avould not be a single stamped card 
of the Committee's lying arovmd, as they are in nearly a 
half-hundred pastor's studies or m their Avaste baskets. If I 
you kncAv Avhat I knoAV — the value of having from 1,000 to 
1,200 people of the churches studying some special phase of 
the church Avork and their solution, you Avould at once or- 
ganize the church you serve according to the seven-fold idea 
of the Committee and get them to Avork. It is no time for 
delay and dallying and postponing Avhen nearly every other 
denomination is at Avork for conquest. This is not scolding; 
it is factative and some time aaqU be PINAL. 

BAME. 

Another Announcement 

A fcAV weeks ago the attention of all pastors Avas called 
to the fact that Bicentenary stationery had been mailed out. 
I am glad noAv to announce that) the large Bicentenary Move- 
ment Avail charts Avere all mailed from here under date of 
February 19. Dr. Bame and I have been referring to this 
chart affectionately as "The Wheel," and Ave hope it wnll 
be given a conspicuous place in every church in the brother- 
hood. It gives the great objectives of the Brethren Bicen- 
tenary Movement in a nut-shell, and is Avorthy of an hon- 
ored place and careful, and frequent study. 

I endeavored to mail one of these large Avail charts 
AA''herever there Avas a Brethren church. Where one pastor 
serves tAvo or more churches 'I mailed a corresponding nrim- 
ber of charts to him and he is expected to see that they are 
distributed to all his chi;rches. And Avhere there are 
churches Avithout pastors, charts Avere sent to elders or other 
individuals identified Avith such churches and they are asked 
to see that any charts received are displayed in such 
churches. 

I tried to reach every church, but, ■ should there be a 
pastor anyAvhere, or any pastorless church, not in receipt of 
a Bicentenary display Avail chart by the time this notice 
appears in the Brethren Evangelist, I Avill be glad to supply- 
such upon receipt of name and address. Or, if any individ- 
i;al has a reason for Avanting an extra one of these charts, 
make such desire knoAvn to me. 

With the large Avail charts I also included the "Roll of 
Honor" and the "Tither's Roll" charts. - Anyone desiring 
additional copies of these, likewise may do so by making 
such wants knoAvn. I have a limited supply of all these on 
hand, and am ready to send them where they Avill be used 
and do any good. 

MILES J. SNYDER, Secretary.. 
Milledgeville, Illinois. 



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Special Notes of Interest to all Missionary Secretaries 



First. Eead every Bicentenary page in the Brethren 
Evangelist edited by Dr. Charles A. Bame, the Executive 
Jecretary, either past, present or future issues, so as to be, 
,nd to keep thoroughly posted on past and continued stand- 
,rds. 

Second. Bring up your church as fully as possible to 
he standards and extensions endorsed from time to time. 
,nd Extensions; obtain and distribute educative tracts and 

Third. See that your pastor co-operates on Missions 
looklets on these interests. 

Fourth. Secure returned missionaries of our own 
hurch or other Protestant churches, especially of Brethren 
aith, to speak to your congregations at opportune times. 

Fifth. We should never forget to foster a kindly and 
o-operative fraternal spirit ■with all Brethreir peoples. In 
ime we should become more fully co-operative, particularly 
idiere the conditions seem at all to warrant coalition effort. 
Ve need not sacrifice any of our distinctive Scriptural be- 
lefs to enlarge our horizon of Christian activity. 
, Sixth. Be on the lookout for prospective points for 
lissionary endeavor in adjacent fields of your conmaunity. 
Jncourage Women's Missionary and Christian Endeavor 



Societies as well as organized Adult Bible Classes to open 
and promote such extension work, and if the project seems 
to warrant an investigation or survey by District or Nation- 
al Mission Boards, report the same to Extension Director 
and the proposition Avill be given due consideration. 

Seventh. Encouragement' should be given to young peo- 
ple who seem consecrated and devoted to Christian service 
to become RECRUITS for Home or Foreign missionary 
work. 

Where an electric lantern is available and can be used, 
we have an uiteresting collection of slides, -svith manuscript 
of explanation on our Kentucky mission stations that are 
bein gused by Christian Endeavor Societies, Sunday schools 
and churches, which can be secured by writing this office. 

Any further information mil be cheerfuly given from 
this office that is in our power to impart. At any time 
command us. 

WILLIAM A GEARHART, 

Director of Missions, Conservation and Frater- 
nity, Bicentenary Movement. 
906 American Bldg., Dayton, Ohio. 



GENERAL ARTICLES 



At Both Ends of the Prayer Line. By Pr e. m. cobb 



Missions are born of prayer, operated by prayer, and 
iipported by prayer. Prayer does things. Not tliis formal, 
oUow, impersonal, indefinite prayer, but real soul-agon- 
smg prayer, wliich includes the talent, influence and re- 
Durces of the devotee. One Avho knows what prayer is, and 
mows how to use it, recognizes and realizes that our Father, 
rod, is in full possession and control of all mission workers, 
lission fields, and mission funds (that is, if they are REAL 
IISSION FIELDS, REAL MISSIONARIES, AND RE- 
DELY CONSECRATED FUNDS) and he is very, very will- 
rg indeed, in fact it is a part of his great plan of salvation 
[lat a vital contact be made between these integral factors 
'hicli go to make up all successful mission work; and 
rayer is the ONLY POINT OF CONTACT, the only me- 
ium, outside of the ^^a■ittel^ Word, through which God op- 
rates to bring about desirable results. We may just as well 
;arn that now, as later. 

Now this shall not be construed to even intimate that 
^e have not been praying. No indeed. But we have not 
een praying enough ; and enough of us have not been pray- 
ig af all. Neither have ^Ye been praying sufficiently defi- 
itely and specifically. Prayer does not change God, (that 
! not necessary anyway) but it does change \is. (And that 
i very necessary.) 

In my opinion a church has no business to send out a 
lissionary unless she is a praying church; neither has a 
lissionary any business to allow herself to be sent unless 
lie is a pupil of the prayer college. This contact between 
[le sender and the one being sent is as vital as the chord 
f life between the mother and the babe of her own body, 
'here is an immutable law of psychics, that you cannot pray 
load of hoarded money out of the other fellow until you 
ourself have unloaded of what you have. You cannot pray 
life of service out of the others untU you first have made 
n unconditional surrender of your own life. So I maintain 
h.at a church shall first have the real cause of Christianity 
t heart, and make it foremost in her church life and then 
lie ean easily find among her communicants those who will 
ot only go, but will go as a "Living Sacrifice," and when 
person of that kind leaves the ranks at home, that one 
all be followed by the prayers, tears, and means of those 
^ho were chosen to stay rather than privileged . to go. 
t has been very properly said by some, that no person 



has a right to go to the mission field who can possibly stay 
away. But, if the Spirit so wooes him that he camiot stay 
away then he should by all meanis go ; a missionary has no 
right to go to the foreign field nor any other field until he 
has definitely made up his muid that he is ready to make 
any sacrifice A^'hatever it is and ivhenever called upon to 
make it. Romance, and the love of travel, and the thrill of 
experience are not the constituent parts of a true mission- 
ary motive. But just one thing leads, draws, compels, con- 
trols — the insatiable, unquenchable desire to see souls tra- 
vail and come forth, born of God, and to see them grow in 
grace and being dressed in the righteousness of the Man of 
Galilee. If this be the impelling force that leads — then that 
one can go to the ends of the earth in his name and conquer 
for Christ. Such a person will be constantly within reach 
of the phone leading to the great automatic central who al- 
ways answers the "Effectual, fei'vent prayer of a righteous 
man. ' ' 

Now step to the phone at the other end of the line and 
listen a minute. Do you hear the church at home praying 
for the one on the field? This same one who is suffering 
these privations for Christ's sake. What right has the 
church to sit at home in the very lap of luxury and pray for 
the success of the missionary and let her half dress, half 
starve, half exist? Positively no right at all. I shall never 
forget a midnight scene I witnessed once. My wife and I 
were called out about 11 P. M. after I had preached, taken 
a hot bath, and retired for the night — called out by phone 
to the railway station to meet a returning missionary. When 
there, and since it was raining so hard, I asked her why she 
did not go to the hotel, until morning, in a bus. Then she 
cried, for she thought I did not want to be bothered. I as- 
sured her it was not that, but that she and I could have had 
much more and better rest. What did she say? Why, 
Brother Cobb, I did not have the money. I said, My Lord 
and My God! Shall a servant of the Good Lord work for 
months and years in a land like this and not deserve a decent 
night's rest, but rather become a vagabond upon the streets 
of a great city? Instead of the beautiful city being a rest 
and a chance it became a horror, an enemy and a terror. 
Can you imagine hundreds of Christians of the same church 
in that great city that night, peacefully sleeping in good 
warm beds and their missionary out in the rain without the 



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price of a bed? We send men to congress to smoke 50 cent 
cigars, wear ping hats, and ride in taxis, and we send ont 
the Lord's ambassadors on cheese and crackers and ask 
them to sit up all night on the train. You say the Son of 
Man had not where to lay his head. Very true, but he 
■would have had if his brethren had been real brethi'en. 
John the Baptist ate locusts and wild honey. Surely he did. 
But if his brethren, the Jews, had been as much in the in- 
terest of souls as he was they would have furnished him a 
Ford or some other way so he could make twice the time, 
save twice the souls, at half the cost, and half the effort. The 



trouble Avith the church is that we want the missionary to 
make all the sacrifice. Now let us pray from both ends of 
the line this time and see if we cannot at this Easter time 
pray some leal missionaries into the field and pray some real 
consecrated money after them to support them with as many 
of the real necessaries as possible. We need some hospitals 
and doctors, and dentLsts and nurses and teachers — reaf 
Bible teachers. Who will go ? And who will stay here and 
push to his limit. Let's put the question and take the vote, 
and PRAY. 



The Christian Challenge of Modern Spiritism 

By W. D. Furry, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Shorter College 



Truths or aspects of truth long neglected often avenge 
themselves by securing over-emphasis of their position and 
significance. It is so today touching the claim'- and demands 
which modern spiritism makes for itself alike in reflective 
thought and religious belief and practice. Whether Rliythm 
of Motion is the fundamental law of the Universe and there- 
fore its sole explaining principle as Herbert Spencer urged, 
it is quite obvious that it is a universal characteristic of our 
human experience. The .'hifting of emphasis of human 
thought and belief from one extreme position to another has 
been the subject of note by close students of human nature 
and history. From time to time delusions SA\'eep over our 
planet precisely as epidemics do. 

Beginning as protests against a too exchisive emphasis 
upon some one aspect of experience to the neglect and the 
consequent disintegration of the other these delusions gather 
influence by their own momentum until they carry all things 
and persons before them. Today's iDreoccupation with the 
spiritual marks the swing of the pendulum from yesterday's 
preoccupation with the material. The most extraordinary 
feature of these delusions is the negligible role of reason 
either in their inception oi- growth. In fact, study of rep- 
resentative historical delusions abundantly confirms the ob- 
servation that the potency and pi-estige of the delusions vary 
inversely with the presence of reflective thought. It is also 
to be noted that the delusion both generates its own proof 
and favorably disposes the mind of the intended victim. 

When witchcraft was regarded as possible, evidences 
and witnesses of its reality and effectiveness were to be had 
in abundance. The fact is of general conditions today that 
if you can determine the conditions of the experiment and 
can select the data you can prove anything at all. It is re- 
lated that Professor James once took laughing gas to note 
its effects upon consciousness and it made him a Hegelian. 
If the reality of spiritism in its various and varied forms is 
to be demonstrated alone by the experiences induced by its 
devotees and their interpretations, it has been proven be- 
yond the possibility of refutation again and again in the 
history of human thought and belief.. 

The VogTie of Spiritism: Why? 

Broadening the tei-m to include modern spiritualism, 
the doctrine of the sub-con'cious, personal communication 
with the dead, telepathy, psycho-analysis, mental therea- 
peutics and similar occult phenomena, few things are more 
remarkable in the la"t decade than the imprecedented 
growth and influence of spiritism. Prior to the World War, 
to have sounded warning of the possible harm of the indul- 
gence in spiritism to daily living and religious belief would 
haA-e been regarded as Avholly superfluous and absurd. To- 
day hoAvever persons from CA^ery rank of life, Avitb culture 
and Avithout, — Christians and non-Christians, idealists and 
materialists are embracing it as a Ncav Religion and claim 
to find it a panacea, for bereaA^ement, a demonstration of 
immortality and an uiifailing guide to all mundane affairs. 

During the past half-dozen years tlie press has been 
filled with reports from those A\-ho have crossed to the Great 
Beyond while more pretentioiis publications purporting to 
give records of most amazing messages and appearances 
from the spirit world appear Avith surprising and discour- 



aging frequency. The New Revelation of Sir Conan Doyle 
and the several bulky volumes of Sir Oliver Lodge have 
stirred all England and their influence is already consider- 
able and ominous in our own country. Horace Leaf in a 
recent book entitled, What is Spiritualism? makes the ex- 
travagant assertion that spiritualism is both a ucav religion 
and the coming religion of mankind. 

Philosophers like James and Eucken and semi-philo- 
sophical Avriters like Maeterlinck and Burroughs brought 
face to face Avith the age-long problems of the mechanical 
and the purposive, the cosmic and the moral the personal 
and the impersonal interpretation of the Avorld and human 
experience alike take refuge in the sub-conscious ; Avhile 
psychologists like James and theologians like Sunday urge 
that the Personality of our Lord as at once true man and 
yet the Eternal Son of God and the entrance of the divine 
into every man of us can be satisfactorily and adequately 
accounted for in terms of a sublimal experience. 

The Influence of the War Upon this Religion 

To account for the remarkable interest in spiritism as 
due to the great losses experienced during the World War 
scarcely goes to the root of the matter. It would doubtless 
he better to say that the revival of spiritism was hastened 
and accentuated by the war rather than caused by it. The 
real cause is to be found primarily in a Avave of intense dis- 
satisfaction Avith the present Avorld. A calm and patient ex- 
amination of the life and thought of our day exhibits ex- 
treme confusion and consequent insecurity touching the 
meaning and purpose of life. The things and ideals in 
Avhich Ave trusted failed us when most needed. Our unpre- 
cedented control of the outer world and our abundance of 
material goods have brought us only leanness of soul and 
emptiness of heart. We noAv knoAv that life does not con.sist 
in abundance of material things and resources. Lacking 
couAdctions about life, its meaning and purpose, a groAving 
sense of emptiness and insecurity rests heavily upon the 
world today and the question, "Is life worth the labor?" 
presents itself as an unsolved problem. The outer Avorld as 
a complex of ideals and institutions builded Avith so great 
struggle and sacrifice has failed at life's most crucial hour 
and in the presence of a world doomed to destruction we 
seek to build in our dreams a celestial city Avith cosmic di- 
mensions and security. 

The more the problem of world-building is contemplated 
the more impossible the solution appears and multitudes de- 
spairing of any solution seek release in the contemplation of 
death. Precisely in the same way do modern spiritists act 
today. A paralyzing doubt consumes the vitality of our age. 
We have exhibited remarkable resourcefulness in depart- 
mentalizing life and in developing methods and standards 
of efficiency but have shoAvn a lamentable incapacity to deal 
Avith life as a Avhole. But we are driven to make the attempt 
to comprehend life as a Avhole. As regarded by the psychol- 
ogist modem spiritism represents the attempt to unify our 
life in terms of a meaningless subjectiAdsm ; while to the 
Christian Avhose faith in the Redemptive Purpose of God re- 
vealed in Jesus Christ has not been disturbed it represents 
a resort to ghosts vouched for on the authority of the Society 
for Physical Research rather than a courage acceptance of 



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the Word of Chiist which is at once the hope of a new Avorld- 

order and the prophecy and pledge of personal immortality. 

An Old Foe With New Faces 

Modern spiritism might aptly be styled an old foe with 
a number of new faces. However modern the forms in ^vhich 
it appears the spirit itself is very ancient. Ours is not the 
only age prolitie in new faiths. Scarcely had the church 
entered upon its career of world-wide conquest when it was 
challenged to meet the insidious and destructive doctrine of 
"angels'* or "spirits" as sharing and supplementing the 
mediatorial work of Jesus Christ. For reasons not iieces- 
sary to be recalled in the present connection the church at 
Colosse became the active field of battle while St. Paul, 
eminently and pi'ovidentially fitted both by training and 
experience, became the champion of the Christian faith. 
While not as yet a completely developed and well-articu- 
lated system these early gnostic speculations had already 
produced intellectual confusion and religious uncertainty in 
the church at Colosse and elsewhere. Adopting the termin- 
ology of the Gospel but so twistmg and mystifying it by 
their allegorical method of interpretation these early gnos- 
tics mth a doctrine blended of Christian, Jewish and Orien- 
tal elements succeeded in effect in "leading Christ to the 
edge of the universe and respectfully bowmg him out of it. " 
Then and Now 

The theological situation in the Colossian church is vei-y 
comparable to the present situation. In consequence of 
these speculations touching spirits and angels the Christians 
were no longer sure about Jesus Christ, his absolute author- 
ity m moral matters and his unique mediatorsliip. His su- 
premacy and sufficiency as a Savior had become dim and 
uncertain. The personal glory of Christ was bedimmed by 
the acceptance of a rival hierarch of principalities and pow- 
ers. They continued to accept Christ but with a multitude 
of qualifications. Prom his exalted position as the Son of 
God, the One in whom alone mankind can find .'■alvation and 
who alone both knows and reveals the way to the Father 
and his Mali both for us and the world, they reduced him to 
the level of their own finite imagination and measurements 
and clothed him in gannents woven out of their own eso- 
teric speculations which according to St. Paul were "after 
the traditions of men, the rudiments of the world and not 
after Christ." In brief but profoundly significant St. Paul 
detects beneath this tissue of gnostic speculation a virtual 
denial of the ineamation, the atonement and the resurrec- 
tion of Jesus Christ. 

How strangely yet familiarly modem all this sounds. 
However various and varied its forms the spiritism of the 
twentieth century is but the old foe of the Christian faith 
with changed faces. It is not extravagant to urge that in 
consequence of the revival of spiritism and its popularity 
with the multitudes the Christian church has never since the 
fir,st century faced a time so critical ; and if history teaches 
us rightly at all it does teach us that the policy of the 
church touching spiritism must be no less positive and pro- 
found than it was then. Thinking to recapture an alienated 
world the church today rather condones than condemns its 
beliefs and practices. It seeks to win the world by com- 
promise rather than by challenge. 

Forsyth speaks truly when he says that Jesus defied the 
world rather than deified it as the church today seeks to do. 
Jesus Christ was neither made nor moulded by the culture 
of his age and he taught that the church as his body while 
in the world should not be of it. The church's first line of 
duty is to be loyal to the Gospel which makes it and Math 
which it must go forth to conquer the M^orld. The M'orld to- 
day hungers and thirsts for spiritual reality but in conse- 
quence of the church's failure to discern the inner demand 
of the age and meet it with a courageous, intelligent and 
sympathetic preaching of the Gospel of the Son of God spir- 
itism in its manifold forms is today exploiting the M'orld in 
the interest of its omti grotesque hobbies. 

It is said that the multitudes heard Jesus with gladness 
and the church in its beginning days vpith numerous handi- 
caps all today removed set a pace in world conquest that we 



can not now appreciate nor dare emulate. Tlie ; ecret alike 
of the attractiveness and poM^er of the church in that far- 
off day is to be found in the significant phi-ase of St. Luke : 
"They remained steadfast in the teachings of the Apostles." 
The Word M'hich constitutes the church i; still the secret 
of its poM'er. Alike the authority of the church and the com- 
peting poM-er of its message are to be found in the Objective 
Word rather than subjective exijerience or efficiencj^ meth- 
ods. The soul-certainty and the moral poM-cr sought after 
by the age can be found only in the Word of Revelation com- 
mitted to the church. 

Paradoxical as it may appear the M'eakness and danger 
of spiritism is its materialism. Faith and physical demon- 
stration can not exist together. Whoever therefore dallies 
with mediums or Ouija Boards both dishonors his Lord and 
imperils his OMai faith. Spiritism must therefore be re- 
garded as a peril to our religious interests. The church ought 
to be loud and insistent in its opposition. For the church of 
our day as in the days of St. Paul there is no hope imless M-e 
detach ourselves from the scoriae and absurdities of modern 
spiritism and return as Bishop Moulo finely urges to "a M'or- 
shipping and enraptured confersion of the uniqi;e glory of 
the Christ of God." The acknoM-ledgement of God after 
M'hich the A'S'orld seeks is sure for e^-ery age and soul only :"n 
Jesus Christ M'hile belief in personal immortality rests not 
upon the nonsensical utterances of mediinns nor material 
proofs of sensuous survival but in groM'ing personal felloM-- 
F'hip Math him M'ho both died and rose again and now lives 
as King of glory and Lord of human destiny. 

The M'orld's present moral extremity and consequent 
struggle after spiritual reality Math its eager seizing of spir- 
itism in all its absurd and grotesque forms must be regarded 
by the church both as a defection and a challenge — a defec- 
tion in that for too long time the church has been more 
draMai to gnostic speculation, romantic mysticisms and 
practical programmes than to the historic and moi'al sjoiiat- 
uality of C^\ri'-■t crucified and risen again; and a challenge 
to a confident assertion of the finality and sufficiency of the 
revealed Word of God as supplying mankind all that it needs 
knoM' both of the present life and the life to come. —